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Friedrich Froebel
A Selection from His Writings


Part of Cambridge Texts and Studies in the History of Education

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521134767

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  • Friedrich Froebel (1782–1852) has long been known as a great educational reformer and the founder of kindergartens. Most of Froebel's works deal with young children. This selection, translated from the German for this volume, shows the development of his educational doctrines. The extracts are arranged by topic, with a brief introduction to each section. The first gives Froebel's impressions during his formative years and his reasons for choosing teaching as a vocation; the second presents his basic principles from his most important work, The Education of Man; and two remaining sections record his observations of children in their early years. A general introduction appraises Froebel's main beliefs and his influence, and a bibliography is included. To those concerned with child development and the history of education, this volume offers a concise readable account of the beliefs and achievements of a remarkable nineteenth-century educator given in his own words.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521134767
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's notes
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Froebel's educational ideas
    2. The Froebelian movement
    3. Texts, translations and major critiques
    Part II. Vocation:
    4. Letter to the Duke of Meiningen
    5. Letter to Karl Christoph Friedrich Krause
    6. Letter to the women in Keilhau
    Part III. The Education of Man: General Principles:
    7. The Education of Man
    Part IV. The Young Child:
    8. Summary of the story of a child's development during the first period of life
    9. The small child, or the importance of a baby's activities
    10. The Education of Man: in childhood
    11. Pedagogics of the Kindergarten
    12. Outline of a plan for founding and developing a Kindergarten
    Part V. The Child and the School:
    13. The Education of Man: in boyhood
    14. Plan of an institution for the education of the poor in the canton of Berne
    Chronological table
    Select bibliography

  • Author

    Irene M. Lilley

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