John Dewey's Teaching Methods in the Discussion on German-Language Kindergartens – A Case of Non-Perception?

Studies in Philosophy and Education 19 (1):133-140 (2000)
At the beginning of the 20th century,German-language kindergartens were completelyovershadowed by Friedrich Froebel's tradition. Thesearch for new forms of teaching started mainly bytaking over the body of thinking developed byteaching reformers. John Dewey's work was onlyaccorded marginal examination. The person who gotto grips most intensively with John Dewey and theAmerican tradition of kindergarten teaching duringthe first half of the 20th century is Emmy Walser,one of the leading personalities in the kindergartenmovement in Switzerland. As a result, the ``freeworking method'' developed in Switzerland as the newmethod. Dewey's educational philosophy was reducedto the methodology of the free working method whichhad the effect of giving new life to Froebel'sideas
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