ERIC Number: EJ732360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Rediscovering Froebel: A Call to Re-Examine His Life and Gifts
Manning, John P.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v32 n6 p371-376 Jun 2005
This article examines the life of Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the kindergarten movement and his first 10 "gifts to children." The author suggests that Froebel's philosophy of German Romanticism caused the waning use of his methods. He continues to state that Froebel's development of instructional material and structured play-based curricula is worth re-examining during this time for greater accountability and expectation for the early academic success of children.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Play, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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