We seek to change that.
As an organisation of educators, university-based researchers, and early years providers, the IFS provides an international forum for the development of child-centred and play-based educational theories and practices, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).
The IFS is pleased to republish here (with copyright holder permission) Working for children and social change: Tracing the endeavours of three Scottish lady teachers who immigrated to New Zealand in the early 20th century (2021), by Kerry Bethell and Helen M...Read More
Our 9th Biennial Conference, originally planned for June 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland, took place in June 2021. The conference's online format made it accessible to a greater diversity of participants than ever before, with over 150 researchers and practitione...Read More
From the publisher's website: "This book considers the origins of Froebelian early childhood education providing context to the development of his theories and ideas, critically examines the key themes of this philosophy of education and explores the relevanc...Read More
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