Charles De Garmo

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Charles De Garmo

Charles De Garmo (also spelled DeGarmo) (January 7, 1849 – May 14, 1934)[1] was an American educator, education theorist and college president.

Biography[edit]

De Garmo was born in Wisconsin. He graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1873 and served as principal of the Grammar Department of its Model School from 1876-1883. Influenced by the Herbartian educational philosophy in Germany, DeGarmo left for University of Halle where he received a doctorate then returned to Illinois State where he served as a Professor of Modern Languages and Reading until 1890.[2][3]

He served as president of Swarthmore College from 1891–1898 and then joined the education faculty at Cornell University.[3]

De Garmo was a prolific author of more than one hundred articles and books about educational theory and practice.[4]

He died in retirement in Florida.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charles De Garmo Papers Finding Aid, Swarthmore College". Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ “De Garmo Hall (DEG)”.Illinois State University. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ a b http://www.swarthmore.edu/news/time/ ”Swarthmore College Presidents”. Communications Office, Swarthmore College. Retrieved April 13, 2011
  4. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3ADe+Garmo%2C+Charles&qt=advanced&dblist=638”Search results for 'au:De Garmo, Charles’” OCLC Online Computer Library Center. Retrieved April 13, 2011

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