|University of Roehampton|
|Location||Roehampton, London, England|
|Named for||Friedrich Fröbel|
Froebel College is one of the four constituent colleges of the University of Roehampton.
The college was founded as a women's teacher training college in 1892 by followers of Friedrich Fröbel. The Froebel Society had been formed in 1874 and in 1892 Julia Salis Schwabe led an initiative to found a college for training teachers. It was imperative that the trainee teachers should be allowed to practice whilst they were learning so a school/kindergarten was established in parallel. The college became coeducational in 1965.
In 1975, the college became part of the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, which became Roehampton University in 2004.
People associated with the college
Notable alumnae of the kindergarten
- Helena Rosa Wright (1887–1982) was a doctor and a pioneer in birth control
- Margaret Lowenfeld (1890–1973) was a pioneer in child psychology and psychotherapy
- Froebel College, Aim25.ac.uk, Retrieved 5 September 2015
- Weston, Peter (2002). The Froebel Educational Institute: The Origins and History of the College. London: Roehampton University. p. 91. ISBN 1902743458.
- Philomena Osazee Esigbemi Fayose, Nigerian Children's Literature in English, AENL Educational Publishers, p70
- Cathy Urwin, ‘Lowenfeld, Margaret Frances Jane (1890–1973)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 4 Sept 2015
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