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Kindergarten: the seed pearl of the modern era

Norman Brosterman describes kindergarten as “the seed pearl of the modern era” (p.7) In his history of Froebel’s kindergarten, he writes: “Kindergarten has been around so long, and is so familiar, that it is natural to assume personal expertise on … Continue reading

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NZ kindergartens in the early years (of the 20c)

Tania Mace offers this history of kindergartens in New Zealand (and Auckland in particular, focusing on the St James Kindergarten): “In late nineteenth century New Zealand child  welfare had become a particular concern, and from the 1890s legislative changes sought … Continue reading

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History of Kindergartens

Reading about Froebel and a little of the history of kindergartens the other day, I got curious. What (his)stories are there out there about kindergarten? So, just a quick scan of the information available: According to Peter Weston, “Friedrich Froebel … Continue reading

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Froebel and his kindergarten

Tina Bruce explains that “[Friedrich] Froebel [(1782-1852)] was the inventor of the kindergarten.” (p.56) “Froebel’s ideas have entered mainstream educational practice, but at the time he put them forward, they were revolutionary. Froebel did not set down his ideas with … Continue reading

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