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Golden, Deborah; Aviezer, Ora; Ziv, Yair – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the "Junkyard" ("chatzar grutaot")--a unique educational environment and practice developed in kindergartens on the Israeli kibbutz in the 1940s and 1950s, and still in wide use today in kibbutz kindergartens. The Junkyard, consisting of artefacts of the adult world that are no longer in use, is an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Prochner, Larry – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This article explores the material culture of kindergarten in the United States in relation to the production and consumption of materials and kindergarten theory and pedagogy. The focus is on Friedrich Froebel's building gifts as they were manufactured and sold by the Milton Bradley Company from 1869 to 1939. A review of trade catalogues over the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Experiential Learning, Kinesthetic Perception, Manipulative Materials
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Read, Jane – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006
This article explores the process by which different elements of the material culture of educational settings, including learning tools, classroom design and other aspects of the physical environment that embody a particular educational philosophy, become transmuted when taken over by those with very different pedagogical aims. The article focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, Schools, Kindergarten