ERIC Number: ED297137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Life and Times of Victor Karlovich Della-Vos.
Schenck, John P.; And Others
Viktor Karlovich Della-Vos is created as being the director and chief architect of Russian manual training. Born in 1829, Della-Vos received a degree in physical and mathematical sciences from Moscow University in 1853. He began his teaching career in 1854 as a teacher of Russian and eventually began teaching advanced mathematics in 1858. In 1860 he was sent to Paris to study the theoretical and practical aspects of machine tool building. He also spent time in London studying farm machinery. After returning to Russia in 1864, Della-Vos was made a professor of mechanics at the Petrovsky Academy. In 1867 he was made director of a Moscow vocational school, and in 1868 he was made director of the Moscow Imperial Technical Academy. His plans for the inclusion of theoretical content in workshop and laboratory courses were unique in their simplicity and detailed organization. His inclusion of manual training at the postsecondary level became famous worldwide. He spent much of his time in the 1870s exhibiting the technical academy's products and inspecting the best technical schools abroad. He died in 1890 after an illness that began in 1879. (This document consists of a translation of two articles from an 1891 work entitled "Recollections of Victor Karlovich Della-Vos" and an introduction to the translated text.) (MN)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Della Vos (Victor Karlovich); USSR
Note: Source materials were translated from Russian by Serge Ginberg.