Further reading

The following books and journals will be of interest in relation to Froebelian principles and practice in early years education:

 

Books:

 

Kindergarten Narratives on Froebelian Education- The Kevin Brehony tribute volume edited by Kristin Nawrotzki, Larry Prochner and Helen May supported by a grant from The Froebel Trust,  recently published

 

Athey, C. (1990) Extending thought in Young children: A Parent Teacher Partnership, Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd: London

 

Bradburn, E. (1989) Margaret McMillan: Portrait of a Pioneer, Routledge: London

 

Brehony, K (2000) English revisionists Froebelians and schooling of the urban poor, in M. Hilton and P.Hirsch (eds) Practical visionaries: Women, Education and Social Progress 1790-1930. Pearson Education: Harlow

 

Brehony, K. J. (2000) The kindergarten in England 1851-1918. In R. L Wollons (Ed.), Kindergarten and cultures: the global diffusion of an idea (pp. 59-86). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

 

Brehony, K.J (2003) Froebel, Friedrich Wilhem August (1782-1852). In P. S. Fass (Ed.) Encyclopedia of children and childhood: in history and society (Vol.2, pp 374-375). New York: Macmillan Reference USA

 

Brehony, K. J. (2003) Theories of play. In P. S. Fass(Ed) Encyclopedia of children and childhood: in history and society (Vol. 3, pp. 826 -832). New york: Macmillan Reference USA. 

 

Brehony, K. J. (2006) The Froebel Movement in England 1850-1911: texts, readings and readers. In H Heiland, M Gebel & K Neumann (Eds.), Perspektiven der  Fröbelforschung (pp. 49-64). Wurzburg: Königshausen & Neumann

 

Brosterman, N. (1997) Inventing Kindergarten Harry N. Abrams: London

 

Bruce, T. Findlay, A., Read, J. Scarborough, M.  (1995) Recurring Themes in Education Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd: London. Although out of print, this is still very popular. It was a book to celebrate the bicentenary of Froebel

 

Bruce, T. (2004)  Developing Learning in Early Childhood, Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd: London

 

Bruce, T. McNair, L. and Wyn Siencyn, S. (2008) I made a Unicorn! Open- ended Play with Blocks and Simple Materials, Community Playthings: Robertsbridge

 

Bruce, T. (2010) Early Childhood: A Student Guide,  2nd edn. Sage: London

 

Bruce, T. Meggitt, C. and Grenier, J. (2010) Childcare and Education, 5th edn. CACHE LEVEL 3 TEXTBOOK Hodder education: London

 

Bruce, T. (2010) Froebel Today in Miller, L. and Pound, L. Theories and Approaches to Learning in the early Years Sage: London

 

Bruce, T. (2011) Learning though Play: Babies, Toddlers and Young Children 2nd edn. Hodder Education: London

 

Bruce, T. (2011) Cultivating Creativity: Babies, Toddlers and Young Children 2nd edn. Hodder Education: London

 

Bruce, T. (2011) Early Childhood Education, 4th edn. Hodder Education: London

 

Bruce, T. and Spratt, J. (2011) Essentials of Literacy from 0-7: A Whole Child Approach to Communication, Language and Literacy 2nd edn. Sage: London

 

Bruce, T. (ed) (2012) Early Childhood Practice: Froebel Today Sage: London

 

Elfer, P., Goldschmied, E., and Selleck, D. (2012) Key Persons in the Early Years: Building Relationships for Quality Provision in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, Routledge, London

 

Forbes, R. (2004) Beginning to Play, Open University Press: Maidenhead

 

Froebel, F. (2001) Friedrich Froebel's education by development (J. Jarvis, Trans.). In K. J. Brehony (ed.), The origins of nursery education: Friedrich Froebel and the English system; v. 4. London: Routledge

 

Froebel, F. W. A. (2001) Friedrich Froebel's Pedagogies of the kindergarten (W. N. Hailmann, Trans.). In K. J. Brehony (Ed.), The origins of nursey education: Friedrich Froebel and the English system (Vol. 1). London: Routledge

 

Froebel, F. W. A. (2001) Froebel's Letters on the kindergarten. In K. J. Brehony (Ed.), The origins of nursery education: Friedrich Froebel and the English system (Vol. 1). London: Routledge

 

Froebel, F. W. A. (2001) Mother's songs and selected writings (W. N. Hailmann, Trans.). In K. J. Brehony (Ed.), The origins of nursery education: Friedrich Froebel and the English system (Vol. 1). London: Routledge

 

Fumoto, H., Robson, S., Greenfield, S. and Hargreaves, D. (2012) Young Children's Creativity, Sage: London

 

Gura, P. (ed) (1992) Exploring Learning: Young Children and Blockplay, Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd: London

 

Kalliala, M. (2006) Play Culture in a Changing World Open University Press: Maidenhead

 

Liebschner, J. (1991) Foundations of Progressive education: The History of the National Froebel Society, The Lutterworth Press: Cambridge

 

Liebschner, J. (1992) A Child's Work: Freedom and Guidance in Froebel's educational Theory and Practice, The Lutterworth Press: Cambridge

 

May, H. (2011) I am Five and I go to School: early Years Schooling in New Zealand 1900-2010, Otago University Press: Dunedin

 

Tovey, H. (2007) Playing Outdoors: Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge. Open University Press: Maidenhead

 

Tovey, H. (2012) Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice, London: Routledge

 

Weston, P. Friedrich Froebel: His Life, Times and Significance, 2nd Edition, Roehampton University, London

 

Articles, Journals

 

Bethell, K. (2011) Dunedin's kindergarten pioneers: some new stories: The founding of kindergarten provision in Dunedin, 1879-1890, Dunedin: University of Otago College of Education: Occasional Paper

 

Brehony, K. J. (2003) A 'socially civilising influence'? play and urban 'degenerate'. Paedagogica Historica, XXXIX(I & II), 87-106

 

Brehony, K. J. (2009) Transforming theories of childhood and early childhood education: child study and the empirical assault on Froebelian rationalism. Paedagogica Historica, 45(4), 585-604

 

Brehony, K. J. (2013) Play, work and education: Situating a Froebelian debate. Bordon, 65(1), 55-73

 

History of Education Special issue: Guest Editor Kevin J. Brehony, Early Years Education: Some Froebelian Contributions 35.2 (March 2006)

 

History of Education Quarterly, Special issue: Guest Editor Dr Kristen D. Nawrotzski, New Perspectives on Preschooling: The Nation and the Transnational in Early Childhood Education 49,2 (May 2009)

 

Bruce, T. (2011) All About Froebel, Nursery World, 7 April: 15-19

 

Bruce, T. (2009) Learning through play: Froebelian principles and their practice today. Early Childhood Practice: The Journal for Multi-Professional Partnerships

Louis, S. The ABCD Approach in a Froebelian kindergarten in South Africa,

 

Nawrotzki, K. Froebel is Dead: Long Live Froebel! The National Froebel Society and English Education, History of Education  January 2006

 

Nawrotzki, K. D. (2007) Like sending coals to Newcastle: 'Impressions from and of the Anglo-American Kindergarten Movements'. Paedagogica Historica, 43(2), 223-233

 

Nawrotzki, K. D. (2009) Greatly Changed for the Better: Free Kindergarten as Transatlantic Reformance. History of Education Quarterly, 49(2), 182-195

 

Nishida, Y. ‘Come, let us live with our children', The kindergarten's arrival in Japan. Nursery World 25 th February, 2013.

 

McNair, L. (2007) A developmental project in the garden: How Froebelian is it?  Early Childhood Practice: The Journal for Multi-Professional Partnerships 9 (1): 26-42

 

Read, J. (2003) Froebelian women: networking to promote professional status and educational change in the nineteenth century. History of Education, 32(1), 17-33

 

Read, J. (2006) Free Play with Froebel: Use and Abuse of Progressive Pedagogy in London's Infant Schools, 1870-c. 1904. Paedagogica Historica, 42(3), 299-323

 

Read, J. (2011) Gutter to Garden: Historical Discourses of Risk in Interventions in Working Class Children's Street Play. Children & Society, 25(6), 421-434

 

Whinnett, J. (2006) Froebelian practice today: the search for unity. Early Childhood Practice: The Journal for Multi-Professional Partnerships 8 (2): 58-80

 

Valkanova, Y., & Brehony, K. J. (2006) The 'Gifts' and 'Contributions'. Friedrich Froebel and Russian education from 1850 to 1920. History of Education, 35(2), 189-207

 

Valkanova, Y. (2009) The Passion for Educating the "New Man": Debates about Preschooling in Soviet Russia, 1917-1925. History of Education Quarterly, 49(2), 211-221

 

Froebelian MA and PhD Theses

 

Parker, L. (2006) Exploring Clay: A Guide for Early Years Practitioners. Unpublished MA Early Childhood Studies research project, Roehampton University, London

 

Read, J. (2012) The Froebel Movement and educational policy and practice 1900-1939, University of Roehampton

 

 

 

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