About the Paris Course for Teachers
- Číslo 2 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourcePrager wirtschafts- und sozialhistorische Mitteilungen - Prague Economic and Social History Papers, 2014, 20, 2, 63-74
Kindergarten, Paris Club, Marie Riegrová-Palacká, Philantropy, Habsburg Monarchy
The article describes philanthropic activities of Marie Riegrová-Palacká and her merit as of a birth of the first, from the language point of view Czech kindergartens in Prague, based on a French model. The entry of Marie Riegrová-Palacká, but also of other women into a public sphere was accompanied just by charity activities, often conditioned by Christian ethics. The endeavour of Marie Riegrová-Palacká exceeds also by means of a correspondence with Marie Pape-Carpantier, the director of the French Institute for kindergarten teachers in Paris. This long time correspondencehad been preceded by a visit at World Exhibition in Paris in 1867, where Riegrová-Palacká became thoroughly acquainted with a pedagogical section of this exhibition. The willingness of the French side had to face first of all standings of Prague city committeethe members of which Riegrová-Palacká at the end managed to get round as foradvantages of the French method for the new Czech kindergarten. As late as at this point Barbora Ledvinková and Marie Müllerová could start their way to prepare for a career of teachers in the new Czech kindergarten of St. Jacob without any obstacles.