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 the principles of child-centred and play-based educational theory and practice, especially but not exclusively those associated with the inventor of the Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).
The 2018 International Froebel Society conference is just around the corner! We look forward to welcoming familiar faces and making many new friends at this, the 8th biennial IFS conference and our first in Japan. The conference is being organized by The J...Read More
NZCER Press has just published a new book by esteemed Froebelian historians and early years experts (and former IFS President) Helen May and Kerry Bethell entitled Growing a kindergarten movement in Aotearoa New Zealand: Its people, purposes and politics. This...Read More
Oxford University Press has published a new book by renowned historian (and IFS plenary speaker) Professor Emerita Ann Taylor Allen entitled The Transatlantic Kindergarten: Education and Women's Movements in Germany and the United States (2017) As the Press...Read More
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 news is not good! As Cook and Lieberman report, "the...Read More
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