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    I agree on the impact of some of Comenius ideas on present-day education. I would like to point out that one of the pivotal EU lifelong learning programmes is
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 25, 2009
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      I agree on the impact of some of Comenius' ideas on present-day education. I would like to point out that one of the pivotal EU lifelong learning programmes is most appropriately named after him: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc84_en.htm

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      De: Bill Templer <bill_templer@...>
      Fecha: Jueves, Junio 25, 2009 19:04
      Asunto: [ExtensiveReading] ER history
      A: ExtensiveReading@yahoogroups.com

      >     Writing in the 1640s-60s, the pioneer Czech educator John
      > Comenius advocated graded reading, learner-centred pedagogy. One
      > of his core pedagogical principles was omnia gradatim. He wrote
      > several books on new approaches to teaching Latin. He spent last
      > decade of his life in Holland.
      >     The British writer/biographer Lucy Aikin did versions of
      > Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, Aesop's Fables and other
      > classics 'In Words of One Syllable' --  writing in the
      > 1850s/60s, graded for young readers. I suppose this is bound up
      > with the development of children's lit. in English. Here her
      > Swiss Family Robinson:  http://tinyurl.com/n8mfjf   The
      > simultaneous McGuffey Readers in the states (from 1836) were
      > certainly graded, esp. Books 3 and 4. Perrault's tales for kids
      > in French appeared in 1697, the beginning of simplified fairy
      > tales for younger readers. Maybe Comenius inspired some
      > simplified readers in a series, I don't know. His  impact was
      > huge, much admired by Piaget, for ex.  --Bill
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