Origins of Nursery Education:
The Froebelian Experiment
6 volumes edited by Kevin J. Brehony
As one of the early pioneers of nursery education, Frederich Froebel is ripe for re-evaluation. This set reprints a selection of English translations of his work, as well as writings on the reception and critique of his methods.
Routledge invited Dr Kevin J. Brehony to edit this collection of Froebel's work and Froebelian texts, which was published in August 2001. It is available online at amazon.com for you to order as a six volume set. You can also order individual books using the links at each volume below.
The Education of Man. by Friedrch Froebel (1885)
Letters on the Kindergarten. by Froedrich Froebel (1887)
Pedagogics of the Kindergarten. by Friedrch Froebel (1900)
Friedrich Froebel's Education By Development : the second part of the Pedagogics of the Kindergarten by Friedrch Froebel (1896)
Mothers Songs and selected writings
Froebel, F. (1900) Mother's Songs, Games and Stories. (omitting
the music manauscripts)
Marenholtz-Bulow, B. M.von. (1855) Women's Educational Mission
Being an Explanation of Friedrich Froebel's System of Infant Gardens. (Translated by Countess Krockow von Wickerode) London. Dalton.
Shirreff, E. (1880) The Kindergarten Principles of Froebel's
System and Their Bearing on the Education of Women. London, Swan
Shirreff, E. (1888). "What is women's work in the world". Journal
of Education X(232): 519-520.
The Evolution of English Nursery Education
Ronge, J. and Ronge, B. (1865) A Practical Guide to the English
Froebel, K. (1875). Explanation of the Kindergarten.
Bowen, H. C. (1887) 'Hints to Froebel Students'. Journal of
Education. Vol. IX. May. pp. 229-232.
Curwen, A. J. (1899) 'Connectedness and Continuity in Musical
Education'. Child Life Vol. 1. No. 3. pp. 121-124.
Miall, L. C. (1896) 'Froebel. A Text and Commentary'. Journal
of Education. Vol. XVIII. Sept. pp. 532-534.
Shirreff, E. (1889) 'Froebel's Principles of Education'.
Journal of Education. Vol.XI. Dec. pp. 615-616.
Handwork and Slöyd
Chapman, E. (1887) 'Slöjd' Journal of Education Vol.
IX. Feb. pp. 71-7
Ward, M. (1888) 'Slöjd at Nääs'. Journal of
Education. Vol. X. Dec. pp. 562-563.
In the Kindergarten
Betts, G. (1953) 'Miss Fanny Franks and the Camden House School'.
National Froebel Foundation Bulletin. No. 83. August. pp. 2-4.
Bishop, C. (1914) 'Life in the Kindergarten'. Child Life.
Vol.XVI . No. 89 pp. 142-147.
Buckton, A. (1899) 'Sesame Child Garden and House for Home
Training'. Child Life. Vol. I, No. 1. pp. 32-36.
Margesson, I. and Jonson, A. (1900) 'Report of the First Year's
Work at Sesame House'. Child Life. Vol. II, No. 8. pp.
Owen, G. (1900) 'An English Student's Impressions of American
Kindergartens'. Child Life. Vol. II, No. 6. pp. 97-102. (
Wragge, M. (1900) 'The Mission Kindergarten in Woolwich'. Child
Life. Vol. II, No. 8. pp. 247-248.
Responses to Darwinian criticism
Cooke, E. (1904) 'Is Development from Within? Did Froebel's
Conception Differ from Darwin's?'. Child Life. Vol. VI. No.
24. pp. 185-192. and Vol. VII. No. 25. pp. 14-23.
Franks, F. (1903) 'Some Notes on Current Objections to the
Kindergarten'. Child Life. Vol. V. No. 19. pp. 121-126. (6pp)
Findlay, M. E. (1900) 'Miss Blow on Froebel's Philosophy of
Education'. Child Life. Vol. II. No. 5. pp. 27-32.
Findlay, M. E. (1900) 'The Kindergarten Movement in America'
Child Life. Vol. II, No. 7. pp. 158-163.
Findlay, M. E. (1909) 'Educational Issues in the Kindergarten'
Child Life Vol. XI. No. 45. pp. 19-22. No. 46. pp. 54-56. No.
Findlay, M. E.  'Anthropology and the New Education' in
Various Writers.(Ed) School and Life. London, Geo. Philip. pp.
Lyschinska, M. J. (1901) 'Froebel, Stanley Hall and Henriette
Schrader'. Journal of Education. Vol. XXIII, August. pp.
Murray, E. R. (1903) 'That Symmetrical Paper Folding and
Symmetrical Work With the Gifts Are a Waste of Time for Both Students
and Children'. Child Life. Vol. V. No. 17. pp. 14-18.
Nuth, M. E. (1909) 'Kindergarten Games'. Child Life. Vol.
XI. No. 46. pp. 43-46.
McMillan, M. (1905) 'True and False Applications of Froebel's
Principles to the Teaching of Children Over Seven'. Child
Life. Vol.VII, No. 27. p.142- 146. (5pp)
McMillan, M. (1909) 'Froebel Yesterday and Tomorrow'. Child
Life. Vol. XI, No. 48. pp. 117-118.
McMillan, M. (1926). Friedrich Froebel. Child Life
Welton, J. (1900) 'A Synthesis of Herbart and Froebel'. Journal
of Education. Vol. XXII. March. pp. 203-206.
The Froebelian critique of infants schools
Shirreff, E. A. (1887) 'Infant Schools and Kindergartens'
Journal of Education. Vol. IX. April. pp. 187-188.
Wroe, M. A. (1905) '"Babies" in Infant Schools' Child Life.
Vol. VII, No. 28. pp. 193-195.
Bathurst, K. (1906) 'Miss Bathurst v. The Board of Education'.
Journal of Education. Vol. XXVIII. Jan. pp. 24-26.(3pp)
Gavin, H. (1906) 'Reports on Children Under Five Years of Age'.
Child Life. Vol. VIII, No. 29. pp. 27-29. (3pp)
Brown Smith, H. (1908) 'The School Attendance of Children Under
Five'. Journal of Education. Vol. XXX. Dec. pp. 804-805.
Revisonist Froebelianism and Montessori
Murray, E. R. (1913) 'Educational Pamphlets No. 24'. Child
Life Vol. XV. No. 77, pp. 10-15.