Pestalozzi And Pestalozzianism; Life, Educational Principles, And Methods Of John Henry Pestalozzi…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. The choice of selections from the works of Pestalozzi is rendered difficult by the character of the mind that produced them. Taken as a whole, they display remarkable powers of observation, considerable insight into the operations of the mind and feelings, great appreciation of character, and a graphic and forcible style. But to select from their whole extent portions which shall give a connected view of his principles, is almost impossible, from the fact that his mind was strongly intuitional in tendency and habit, and rapid and impulsive in action, and that his powers of reflection, combination, and logical expression were not correspondingly great. Thus he often said too much or too little; was contradictory or inconsistent; and has nowhere, even where expressly undertaking to do it, as in "How Gertrude Teaches Her Children" given an adequate presentation of his principles or practice. "Leonard and Gertrude" is presented as the book which, more than any other one work, was the foundation of Pestalozzi's fame, and as in itself to the present generation a new and interesting picture of life in the German Swiss villages of the last half of the last century. It has also additional value as containing many of the author's views on educational and social questions, although diffused throughout the work. A brief extract from "Christopher and Alice" is given, sufficient to exhibit the mode of treatment of the subject . The work was comparatively a failure, and has moreover little interest to readers in this country and this age, being closely and exclusively local in aim. "The Evening Hour of a Hermit" is termed by Karl von Raumer "the key of Pestalozzi's educational views." And Pestalozzi himself observed, in his old age, that even at the early dat...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. The choice of selections from the works of Pestalozzi is rendered difficult by the character of the mind that produ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217270999

ISBN - 13:9780217270991

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