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[pes-tl-ot-see; Italian pes-tah-lawt-tsee]
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  1. Johann Hein·rich [German yoh-hahn hahyn-rikh] /German ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer.
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Related formsPes·ta·loz·zi·an, adjective, nounPes·ta·loz·zi·an·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for pestalozzi

Historical Examples

  • In this he was a disciple of Bacon and Comenius, and a prophet to Pestalozzi.

    History of Education

    Levi Seeley

  • But the greatest lesson that Pestalozzi taught is embodied in the word love.

  • In every branch of education we hear the warning cry, return to Pestalozzi!

  • This could not continue long, and in 1780 Pestalozzi was obliged to close his school.

  • At the age of fifty-three Pestalozzi began his work at Stanz.

British Dictionary definitions for pestalozzi


  1. Johann Heinrich (joˈhan ˈhainrɪç). 1746–1827, Swiss educational reformer. His emphasis on learning by observation exerted a wide influence on elementary education
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