Excerpt from Pestalozzi an Account of His Life and Work Oh, how true it is that the teacher without psychology does his work as badly as an old woman doctoring. Thus wrote Steinmuller in 1799, in relation to Pestalozzi's ideas. Pestalozzi said: I want to psychologise instruction. There is still some room for a modern Pestalozzi. Meantime much may be gained by a study of Pestalozzi's attempts to psychologise education. A study of origins is, to a student sufficiently well prepared, a great aid to the fullest grasp of pure theory; for abstract science, so far as it is true, must proceed from and return to its simplest forms. To say the least of it, he is very much to be envied or pitied who cant still learn something from Pestalozzi. The aim of the present account of the life and work of Pestalozzi is to provide students, and teachers who still study, with the material for a thoughtful survey of the principles and practices of one of the greatest of the world's pioneer educators and educationists. 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.