chapter  13
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Parents and Teachers

Pestalozzi saw the ideal home as having a dual function. Firstly, it protected the child from the outside world; in it he would feel secure and would be sheltered from detrimental influences and empty knowledge. And secondly, it would stimulate him and provide the simple, but wholly adequate background for his moral, intellectual, and physical development:

There can be no doubt that within the living-room of every household are united the essential basic elements of all true human education in its whole range.2