Historical Who is Who


1746 - 1827


Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was a teacher with a mission to educate the poor and neglected. Influenced by the thinking of Rousseau and a personal sense of Christian care. In a succession of different schools, mainly elementary but subsequently secondary, he implemented a way of working with children which sought to engage their interest as a prerequisite for effective learning – heart led then head and actively hands-on.

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