Herbart and Education by Instruction

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HERBART I There is little to tell about the life of Herbart. It was an unbroken, simple, and peaceful life, comparable to that of Kant; the noble life of a thinker wholly devoted to study, who never let distractions withdraw him from meditation. There are few events to be recorded from the laborious years of a professor who left his study only for his lecture-room, other than changes of residence and the publication of his books. Herbart was born at Oldenburg on the 4th of May, 1776; he died at Gottingen, the 11th of August, 1841. He differed from Kant in this, that he travelled, either as student or professor, to all quarters of Germany, while Kant never left Konigsberg, his native town. During the years 1788. to 1794, he took his first course of higher studies at the Gymnasium of Oldenburg, where his grandfather had been head-master. Then, from 1794 to 1798, he attended the University of Jena. Jena was at that time one of the most brilliant centres for the l study of German philosophy, and Fichte was teaching there. After completing his university course, Herbart became a tutor, and from 1797 to 1800 he educated the three sons of the governor of Interlaken, M. de Steiger. It was while he lived in Switzerland that he had the good fortune to meet Pestalozzi, and to visit his school at Burgdorf in 1798. After a short stay at Halle, and a two years' residence at Bremen, where he studied and taught specially mathematics, he settled, from 1802 to 1809, at Gottingen. He was admitted to the doctor's degree there on theses purely pedagogical,1 and he began his career as university teacher in the capacity of Privat Docent (private lecturer); after having declined an ordinary professorship which was offered to him at the University of Heidelberg, he became special lectur...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HERBART I There is little to tell about the life of Herbart. It was an unbroken, simple, and peaceful life, comparable to that of Kan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217482996

ISBN - 13:9780217482998

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