Kerschensteiner, Georg Michael

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Georg Michael Kerschensteiner (gē´ôrg mĬsh´al kâr´shan-shtī´nûr), 1854–1932, German educational theorist. Educated in Munich, he taught math in Nuremberg and Schweinfurt, he was director of the Munich public schools from 1895 to 1919 and became (1920) a professor at the Univ. of Munich. He developed a pragmatic approach to education that included the integration of academic study with physical activity and the establishment of a network of vocational schools. Kerschensteiner summarized his philosophy in Theorie der Bildungsorganisation (1933).