Excerpt from Pestalozzi: His Life, Work, and Influence An educational movement, which in Europe has led to a complete reorganization of schools, and has supplied many educators of this country with better methods of teaching, deserves to be kwn as an important event in the history of civilization. This movement ought to be examined from its very rise and origin, and viewed in a light which shows the legitimate connection between its principles and their application, and exposes professions and practices that have been falsely ascribed to it. Pestalozzi's labors are a record of a ble enthusiasm, which was communicated to all who came within its influence. It is well, even at this advanced stage of material progress, to search for the source of this enthusiasm, and to study with care his first feeble attempts toward the realization of a great idea. The present work was t undertaken without due appreciation of its difficulties. The author, in whose memory still remains the testimony of many of the personal friends of Pestalozzi, and who holds in his possession records and letters of that period, hitherto unpublished, considers it a moral duty to give to the public that which seems worthy of preservation. An experience of thirty years in several Normal Schools of Switzerland, Germany, England, and the United States, has given him the privilege of testing the value of Pestalozzi's method, and has strengthened his conviction of the possibility and the necessity of its application. 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.