(ca. 172490). Educ. reformer who advocated preparation of special textbooks and literature for children; emphasized pleasurable interest in teaching, object teaching, nature study, physical training. In his Philanthropinum at Dessau he was given opportunity to put his reform ideas into practice. Wrote Methodenbuch; Elementarwerk. See also Philanthropinism.
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