Adolphe Ferrière

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Adolphe Emmanuel Ferrière
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Born (1879-08-30)August 30, 1879
Geneva, Switzerland
Died June 16, 1960(1960-06-16) (aged 80)
Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Education University of Geneva
Occupation Educator, Author
Known for pedagogy

Adolphe Ferrière (Geneva, 1879 - Geneva, 1960) was one of the founders of the movement of the progressive education. He shortly worked in a school in Glarisegg (TG,CH) and later founded an experimental school ('La Forge') in Lausanne, Switzerland, but Adolphe Ferrière had to quickly abandon teaching due to his deafness. In 1921, he founded the New Education Fellowship, in which he wrote the charter. The congress of this league until the Second World War included a number of other teachers: Maria Montessori, Celestin Freinet, Gisèle de Failly and Roger Cousinet. He worked as a humanist and an editor from 1919 to 1922 on the pacifist journal 'l'Essor' (The Rise).[1] He was also a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).[1] · [2] Throughout his life, he has published a substantial number of books, some of which were done with Karl-Ernst Krafft.[1] · [3]

He is listed as one of the 100 most famous educators, by the International Bureau of Education (IBE).[4]

Publications[edit]

  • Science and faith, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1912
  • The law of progress in biology and sociology, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1915
  • Transforming schools, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1920 (reprint 1948)
  • The autonomy of students, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1921 (reprint 1950)
  • The spontaneous activity in children, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1922
  • Education in the family, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1920
  • The practice of active school, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1922 (reprint 1929)
  • The active school, 1920 (reprint 1953)
  • The coééducation gender, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1926. (included in "Transforming Schools", 1948)
  • Spiritual progress, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1926
  • Bakula and his work educator, 1926
  • The maternal heart Pestalozzi, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1928
  • The psychological types in children, in adults and in the course of education, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1922
  • The future of genetic psychology, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1931
  • The school measure, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1931
  • Characterological typocosmique, Geneva and Paris, 1932.
  • In collaboration with Karl-Ernst Krafft
  • Our children and the future of the country, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1942
  • Human liberation, Éditions du Mont Blanc, Geneva, 1943
  • Towards a natural classification of psychological types, Nice, 1943
  • Children's Home after the war, Delachaux and Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1945
  • The school workforce across Europe, Michon, Paris, 1948
  • Brief introduction to the new education, Bourrelier, Paris, 1951
  • The mystery of the person, Rigois, Turin, 1955

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