Originally published in 1915, the Autobiography of Fredrich Froebel provides a detailed overview of the life of the eminent German educator Fredrich Froebel, it charts his life and looks at his significant contribution to the field of education, including his Idealist philosophy of early childhood education, and his establishment of the kindergarten, a school for four-and five-year-old children that is found worldwide. The book also looks at the community surrounding the author and includes a chapter by Madame Louise Froebel’s providing a reminiscence of her husband’s life.
Table of Contents
1. Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel 2. Reminiscences of Madam Luise Froebel 3. Critical Moments in the Froebel Community 4. Chronological abstract of the principal events in the life of Froebel and the Kindergarten Movement
Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel or Froebel was a German pedagogue, a student of Pestalozzi, who laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities. He created the concept of the "kindergarten" and coined the word, which soon entered the English language as well.