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they cast lots in the classroom to see who should have the privilege of describing the tools and processes of a trade depicted in an engraving. Finally, the Philanthropinic plan for teaching the naturalistic religion of deism should be noted. The boys were prepared for learning of the existence of God by having their attention turned to various features and phenomena of nature and being asked what caused them. Then they were kept in the house for four or five days in a darkened room, so that they would be the more impressed with the wonders of creation when they should be released and told of the God whose handiwork it was.1

The Influence of the Philanthropinum

Most visitors to the Philanthropinum were greatly pleased with the institution, especially on account of the interested and alert appearance of the pupils. Kant had such high expectations of its results as to declare in 1777 that it meant "not a slow reform, but a quick revolution," and felt that "by the plan of organization it must of itself throw off all the faults which belong to its beginning." He afterward admitted that he had been too optimistic, but he still felt that the experiment had been well worth while, and had paved the way for better things.

1 This method of religious education was first practiced by Wölke, but it had been suggested by Basedow in the Elementarwerk (Part I, pp. 87– 90).

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Although it may not have served well for older pupils, it
was certainly excellent in its stimulus to children under
ten or twelve, who too often are naturally averse to books,
and can be captured only by such appeals to the senses
and to nature.

Basedow proved temperamentally unfit to direct the
institution. He soon left, and began to teach privately
in Dessau and write educational works along the lines
he had started. Campe, who first superseded him, with-
drew within the year to found a similar school at Ham-
burg. Institutions of the same type sprang up elsewhere,
and some of them had a large influence upon education.
In 1793 the Philanthropinum at Dessau was closed per-
manently, and its teachers were scattered through Ger-
many. Such followers as Wölke, Campe, and Salzmann
carried on the Philanthropinic movement with great
vigor. On account of its popularity it was adopted by
a large number of others, who unfortunately were often
mountebanks. They prostituted the system to their
own ends, and the profession of teaching was often
degraded by them into a mere trade. Nevertheless, the
Philanthropinum seems not to have been without good
results, especially when we consider the educational con-
ditions and the pedagogy of the times. It introduced
many new ideas into all parts of Germany and Switzer-
land, and these were carefully worked out by such re-
formers as Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Herbart. Hence,

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*BASEDOW, J. B. Elementarwerk and Methodenbuch. CAMPE, J. H. Robinson der Jüngere and Theorophon. SALZMANN, C. G. Conrad Kiefer.





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*COMPAYRÉ, G. History of Pedagogy. Pp. 414 f.
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GÖRING, H. Ausgewählte Schriften mit Basedows Biographie.
LANGE, O. H. Basedow: His Educational Work and Principles ed;
PAYNE, J. Lectures on the History of Education. Pp. 91–96.
PINLOCHE, J. A. Basedow et le Philanthropinisme.
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THE happiest educational results of Rousseau came he rough Pestalozzi. Rousseau had shattered the eightnth-century temple of despotism, privilege, and hypocbuy, but it remained for Pestalozzi to erect a more during structure out of the ruins. It was Pestalozzi at developed the negative and inconsistent naturalism the Emile into a positive attempt to reform corrupt ciety by proper education and a new method of teach




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The Earlier Life of Pestalozzi

a But to understand the significance of the experiments, mitings, and principles of this widely beloved reformer, owe must make a brief study of his life and surroundings. dehann Heinrich Pestalozzi was born at Zürich in 1746... Phrough the death of his father, he was brought up from rerly childhood almost altogether by his mother. She dits a woman of great unselfishness and genuine piety, mad her training had a lasting influence upon his educalapnal ideals. From this experience in great measure fo:ust have come his later ideas that the home, as a center

love and coöperation, should be a model for the school 1 that education should include a training of the heart d hand, as well as of the head, if the race were to be enerated. Mothers he certainly held to be the ideal rendo chers, and to them he ever directed his counsel and portations. Yet to the maternal guidance must alsc и радиот ascribed his extraordinary sensibility, imaginativeto see S, and unpracticality.

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Another strong influence upon his life was that of his
ndfather, pastor in a neighboring village. Throughty-two
its with him to the poor, sick, and distressed of the of a
ish, young Pestalozzi became acquainted with the for-
gradation and suffering of the peasants and resolve‹ Ursu-
relieve and elevate them. Naturally he first turne1nz.
the ministry as being the best way to accomplish this
t he broke down in his trial sermon, and gave up the
pe of entering this profession. He then turned to the
dy of law, with the idea of defending the rights of hi
>ple. In this, too, he was destined to be balked;
angely enough, through the influence of Rousseau.
common with several other students of the University
Zürich, he was greatly impressed by the Social Con-
ct and the Emile, which had recently appeared, and
oming involved with the rest in a radical criticism of
government, he saw his dreams of public office and
ful legislation disappear in thin air.

'estalozzi, accordingly, abandoned his legal career.

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