This book, first published in 1967, begins with a description of Pestalozzi’s life in which the factors which influenced his development are outlined and the history of his educational institutes described. The author then presents Pestalozzi’s most important educational ideas in a systematic way. Dealing first with the various aspects of his ‘Method’, the author goes on to consider certain features of Pestalozzi’s theories which are of special interest – his views on discipline, on the role of teachers and parents, and on general and vocational education. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part One: Pestalozzi’s Life; 1. The Early Years 2. The Neuhof Experiment 3. The Years of Inaction 4. Stans 5. Burgdorf 6. The Rise and Fall of the Yverdon Institute; Part Two: Pestalozzi’s Educational Ideas; 7. Introduction to Pestalozzi’s ‘Method’ 8. The General Principles of Pestalozzi’s ‘Method’ 9. Intellectual Education 10. Moral Education 11. Physical Education 12. Discipline 13. Parents and Teachers 14. Industrial Education 15. Conclusion; Bibliography; Notes; Index