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Academics vs. Play: The False Dilemma That Some Principals Face (NAEYC blog)

Academics vs. Play: The False Dilemma That Some Principals Face (NAEYC blog)

Researchers Shayna Cook and Abbie Lieberman report on the results of their investigations into whether and how US elementary school principals (primary school head teachers) understand play as learning. The new...
Research on 175+ years of Kindergarten Education

Research on 175+ years of Kindergarten Education

In 2015 the IFS marked the 175th anniversary of the opening of the first kindergarten by Friedrich Froebel. Much has changed since that fateful experiment began, but many of Froebel's principles continue to gui...
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Froebelian History

With the IFS as patron, The Thuringia (Germany) Froebel Association and JugendSozialwerk Nordhausen e. V. are hosting a number of events in ...
1817-2017: Two Centuries of ‘Froebel the Pedagogue’ in Keilhau

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