Excerpt from Basedow: His Educational Work and Principles In giving a sketch of Basedow's life and work, the writer has confined himself to what appeared to him the most valuable and characteristic ideas of the great school-reformer. The main object of this mograph is to interest the teachers in the study of the Basedovian system of education. It cant be said that Basedow discovered new foundation principles of education. He based his educational system on those principles of Comenius, Locke, and other great thinkers before him, which his own experience and the careful observation and investigation of the nature of the child and of the studies had found to be fundamental truths. Through the rational and persistent application of these principles, he succeeded in bringing about a complete change in the whole state of education and instruction. The effects of this famous revolution can be traced through the whole era of progress that the science of education has made since his time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.