1879 – 1960
Who was Adolphe Ferrière?
Adolphe Ferrière was one of the founders of the movement of the progressive education. He shortly worked in a school in Glarisegg and later founded an experimental school in Lausanne, Switzerland, but Adolphe Ferrière had to quickly abandon teaching due to his deafness. In 1921, he founded the New Education Fellowship, in which he wrote the charter. The congress of this league until the Second World War included a number of other teachers: Maria Montessori, Celestin Freinet, Gisèle de Failly and Roger Cousinet. He worked as a humanist and an editor from 1919 to 1922 on the pacifist journal 'l'Essor'. He was also a member of the Religious Society of Friends. · Throughout his life, he has published a substantial number of books, some of which were done with Karl-Ernst Krafft. ·
He is listed as one of the 100 most famous educators, by the International Bureau of Education.
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