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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss teacher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or originated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss philanthropist and educator, who instituted a system of elementary instruction in which object-teaching adapted to the ascertained capacity of each child was the principal feature.


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