• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pestalozzian Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi1746-1827), a Swiss teacher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pestalozzian Of, pertaining to, or originated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss philanthropist and educator, who instituted a system of elementary instruction in which object-teaching adapted to the ascertained capacity of each child was the principal feature.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pestalozzian pes-ta-lot′si-an pertaining to graduated object-teaching as originated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1745-1827).
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In literature:

The Pestalozzian method I knew, it is true, in its main principles, but not as a living force, satisfying the needs of man.
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
Further hindrance and discouragement has arisen from confounding the Pestalozzian principle with the forms in which it has been embodied.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
The years had gone in struggles to found Normal Schools in Germany after the Pestalozzian and Gruner methods.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
My plan, indeed, would be a further development of the Kindergarten scheme, and the Pestalozzian system, generally.
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Is it a reply to these suggestions, to say society is a Pestalozzian school; all are teachers and pupils in turn.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various