chapter  8
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The General Principles of Pestalozzi's 'Method'

Pestalozzi was the first to acknowledge the heritage he had received from Rousseau - the man who had been 'the turning point between the old and new worlds of education'. 2 It was Rousseau who had condemned contemporary educational methods as 'unnatural':

Powerfully gripped by all-powerful nature, realizing as no other the separation of his fellow-men from the strong influence of the senses and from intellectual life, he broke with Herculean strength the chains of the mind, and gave the child back to himself and education back to the child and to human nature.3