With the IFS as patron, The Thuringia (Germany) Froebel Association and JugendSozialwerk Nordhausen e. V. are hosting a number of events in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Froebel’s first educational institution, “Allgemeine Deutsche Erziehungsanstalt” (General German Education Institute) in Keilhau/Rudolstadt. In addition to celebrating Froebel’s achievements and those of his students and supporters over many generations, events planned for this year will address the relevance and implications of Froebel’s philosophy for education and schooling today.
The 2017 Jubilee Year will officially begin with an opening ceremony on 21 April, and a symposium organized by the International Froebel Society – Deutschland on 22 April. Both events will take place in Keilhau. To register for those events and for details of the other events scheduled throughout the year, see the jubilee flyer (in German).