Froebel College

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Froebel College
University of Roehampton
LocationRoehampton, London, England
Named forFriedrich 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.[1] The college became coeducational in 1965.[2]

In 1975, the college became part of the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, which became Roehampton University in 2004.

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  1. ^ Froebel College,, Retrieved 5 September 2015
  2. ^ Weston, Peter (2002). The Froebel Educational Institute: The Origins and History of the College. London: Roehampton University. p. 91. ISBN 1902743458.
  3. ^ Philomena Osazee Esigbemi Fayose, Nigerian Children's Literature in English, AENL Educational Publishers, p70
  4. ^ a b 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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Coordinates: 51°27′21″N 0°14′46″W / 51.4557°N 0.2460°W / 51.4557; -0.2460