Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Rousseau Institute of Geneva's influence on and presence in Catalan pedagogy in the first third of the 20th century

Joan Soler i Mata

Resum


The influences from international pedagogical currents and active pedagogys impact
on spearheading the renovation of Catalan pedagogy in the first third of the 20th
century have been the subject of many studies which enable us to sketch a European
pedagogical map that can help us to grasp the keys of this broad, deep renovating
movement that started to fertilise the rough terrain of European education in the last
few decades of the 19th century. Geneva and Catalonia, and Spain by extension, should
be joined by a thick line on this map. A study of the documentary sources in the archives
of the iconic Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, founded in Geneva in 1912, along with a
survey of different studies and publications enable us to gain a new perspective with the
goal of contributing further elements to help us assess the influence of this Genevabased
institution on Catalan pedagogy in the first third of the 20th century.

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