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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich

Pestalozzi, Johann Heinrich (1746–1827)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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...remained independent of influence or interference by sponsors, stakeholders, employers, or the state. Although this project failed, its basic premise was later taken up by Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) as part of his movement to challenge colonialism and achieve independence for India. In 1801 Pestalozzi published a book entitled How Gertrude Teaches Her Children . This encapsulated much of the Pestalozzi Method, and is a major source of his subsequent influence on pedagogical theory and the philosophy of education. His ideas were put into practice with...