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ALCOTT, Amos Bronson [1799-1888] -- American trancendentalist, writer and educator

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His ideas on religion and teaching shocked his contemporaries, based as they were on learning through pleasure and imagination rather than discipline. He applied these principles in his Boston "infant school", where he attempted to develop mind and moral sense through a question-and-answer method. MWBD NCCN  -30-
 

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1818-1823
Itinerant peddler in VA and NC
1823-1827
Teacher in several small CT towns
1828-1830
Teaching in Boston
1830
Observations on the Principles and Methods of Infant Instruction
1831-1833
Teaching in Germantown, PA.
1834-1839
Founded and operated an unorthodox Temple school, Boston
1835
Record of a School
1836
The Doctrine and Discipline of Human Culture
1836-1837
Conversations with Children on the Gospels
1839
His school failed through disaproval of the parents, brought on by the two works (Conversations... and Record...) and by his refusal to dismiss a Negro pupil
1844
Established a cooperative community (Fruitlands) near Harvard, MA. Abandoned the next year
1853-59
Absorbed in transcendental philosophy, lectured at intervals
1859
Appointed superintendant of schools at Concord, MA
1865
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1868
Poverty relieved by daughter Louisa's publication of Little Women
1872
Concord Days
1879-88
Started and operated Concord Summer School of Philosophy and Literature
1881-87
New Connecticut

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  • Daughter: ¤ALCOTT, Louisa May [1832-1888] American novelist

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