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JAN AMOS COMENIUS 1592-1670
Great Didactics is a general art of teaching everyone everything. And teach reliably so that the result must come. And teach gently so that neither the teacher nor the pupils feel any difficulties or dislike; on the contrary, both find it very pleasant. And teach thoroughly, not superficially, but bring everyone to a real education, noble manners and devout piety.
Few 'great men' continue to live in the nation's memory and not in historians' books only. Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský in Czech) is one of them. Most of his countrymen remember his fate: a man who went into exile because of the situation in his country, a man who was ready to suffer for his beliefs. Persecution and exile are two topics that are very much alive in Czech collective memory.
In many poor households a framed print of 'Comenius taking leave of his country' could be seen in the early twentieth century. When independent Czechoslovakia came into existence, its first president, Thomas Masaryk, on
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Contributors: Joy A. Palmer - Editor, Liora Bresler - Editor, David E. Cooper - Editor.
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Publication year: 2001.
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