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Edmond Demolins

Edmond Demolins

French pedagogue
Edmond Demolins
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Intro French pedagogue
Was Philosopher Sociologist Educator
From France
Type Academia Philosophy Social science
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1852, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death 1 January 1907, Caen, arrondissement of Caen, Calvados, Normandy (aged 55 years)
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Edmond Demolins (born 1852, Marseille; died 1907, Caen) was a French pedagogue.

Life and work

Demolins was a student of Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play. He was the director of the journal La Science Sociale. Inspired by the experiences of the Abbotsholme School and the Bedales School, he founded the École des Roches (fr) (pioneer of Active learning).

His most known works are L’Éducation nouvelle: L’École des Roches and À quoi tient la supériorité des Anglo-Saxons? (1897). In his work Les grandes routes des peuples, essai de géographie sociale : comment la route crée le type social, he defends racist theories.


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