websites of founding members
international web sites
Pestalozzi Fröbel Haus Berlin
Froebel's International School
interesting web sites
Summer 1995: Froebel Blocks Assignment Virtual World Classroom
Early creativity: a fundamental concept
Was Adler Influenced by Froebel?
"Reading Norman Brosterman's new book Inventing Kindergarten, about the the influence of the Froebel kindergarten on modern art and architecture, I was fascinated by the conceptual similaries shared by Alfred Adler, Friedrich Froebel, and Frank Lloyd Wright."
review of Inventing Kindergarten
another review of Inventing Kindergarten
Architect Norman Brosterman says design toys used in German educator Friedrich Froebel's 19th century child educational system, still known as kindergarten, prefigure modern conceptions of geometric abstraction, and can be seen clearly in the later work of former kindergartners Georges Braques, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, and many other familiar and important artists and architects.
The "Froebel gifts" the children were given to play with included building blocks, parquetry tiles, origami papers, modeling clay, sewing kits and other design projects, and became wildly popular in the 19th century. Listen to Dennis Andersen's searching interview with Norman Brosterman and his compelling insights into the link between kindergarten and modern geometric abstract art and architecture
1st U.S. kindergarten schooled 5 youngsters in Watertown
A child who plays and works thoroughly, with perseverence, until physical fatigue forbids will surely be a thorough, determined person, capable of self-sacrifice.
Britannica Online featured Froebel Gifts in Toys Through Time
other key websites
Friedrich Froebel page at the informal education homepage
The History of Education Site
The Origins of Nursery Education: The Froebelian Experiment Announcing the reprinting of Froebel's main texts
The followers of the German educator Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) spread his kindergarten system across the globe. Even in countries like England where the term kindergarten was rejected in favour of 'nursery school', early childhood education bears the unmistakeable impress of Froebel's educational principles if not that of his symbolic and material apparatus. - with an excellent Froebel bibliography
Froebel College of University of Surrey Roehampton in London, England
Froebel College was founded in 1892 to train teachers in accordance with the ideas of Friedrich Froebel and now forms part of the University of Surrey Roehampton and houses The Froebel Archive for Childhood Studies which is particularly rich in material by and about Friedrich Froebel and the growth of the Froebel movement.
The Froebel College, Dublin, Ireland
David Carey (email, firstname.lastname@example.org) a lecturer of education at Froebel College and Adlerian psychologist is interested in the spirituality of education, connections between Froebel and Adlerian philosophy, and would love to hear from anyone who shares these and has an interest in education as soul building and salvific endeavour.
photographic tribute to Froebel College by Andrew Wright
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