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Marín Murcia, José Pedro; Martínez Ruiz-Funes, María José – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
This contribution looks at the garden that Friedrich Froebel (1782--1852) founded in Bad Blankenburg in 1838 in order to understand the proposal presented at the Kindergarten Model School of Madrid for training teachers in 1879 (the Schools introduced new teaching methods or systems and, at the same time, trained the teachers in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Gardening
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Luckey, Eric – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article reexamines the intellectual history of the first public kindergartens, established in St Louis, Missouri, by William Torrey Harris and Elizabeth Blow in 1873. This piece argues that historians have overlooked a critical influence on the establishment of the first public kindergartens; namely, Harris and Blow's conviction that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Educational History, Educational Change