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ERIC Number: EJ929997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Inspiration to Teach--Reflections on Friedrich Froebel and Why He Counts in Early Childhood Education
Moore, Mary Ruth; Campos, David
Young Children, v65 n6 p74-76 Nov 2010
The year 2010 is the 238th anniversary of Friedrich Froebel's birth, yet his spirit and philosophy of teaching are alive in the hearts and minds of 14 Texas early childhood teachers. In 2006, teacher education students at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), San Antonio, were inspired by Froebel, the founder of early kindergartens. Wanting to learn more about his educational methods, they planned a trip to Germany to visit sites and institutions where Froebel lived and worked. The result of the student travelers' immersion in Froebel's philosophy led them to implement his principles during student teaching and in their teaching today. As these young teachers reflected on their visit to important Froebel educational sites, they saw that today's best practices are often grounded solidly in the roots of the past and can influence how one teaches. ["Inspiration to Teach--Reflections on Friedrich Froebel and Why He Counts in Early Childhood Education" was written with Jacob Collazo, Ashley Fresher Maytum, Virena Sampayo, and Monica A. Sanchez.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Texas