oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Hieronymus van Alphen (1746-1803), 'n gewaardeerde kinderdigter
|Article Title||Hieronymus van Alphen (1746-1803), 'n gewaardeerde kinderdigter|
|© Publisher:||South African Society for Cultural History|
|Journal||South African Journal of Cultural History|
|Affiliations||1 Nasionale Kultuurhistoriese Museum, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1991|
|Pages||60 - 69|
|Keyword(s)||Klein Gedigten voor Kinderen, New type of education for children and Poetry for children|
Hieronymus van Alphen, attorney-general and treasurer-general in The Netherlands during the eighteenth century, wrote poems for children at a time when children and their needs were not taken into consideration. He pleaded in favour of a new type of education for children. The poems saw several reprints. For more than 150 years they were the most popular reading material for South African children.
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