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Edmond Demolins

Edmond Demolins
Born 1852
Died 1907
Nationality French
Fields Pedagogy
Known for École des Roches

Edmond Demolins (born 1852, Marseille; died 1907, Caen) was a French pedagogue.

Life and work

Demolins was a student of Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play. He was the director of the journal La Science Sociale. Inspired by the experiences of the Abbotsholme School and the Bedales School, he founded the École des Roches (fr) (pioneer of Active learning).

His most known works are L’Éducation nouvelle: L’École des Roches and À quoi tient la supériorité des Anglo-Saxons? (1897). In his work Les grandes routes des peuples, essai de géographie sociale : comment la route crée le type social, he defends racist theories.[1]


  • À quoi tient la supériorité des Anglo-Saxons? Paris, 1897 (University of Michigan Library, 1898 ASIN B00375L9AK)
  • L’Éducation nouvelle: L’École des Roches. (University of Michigan Library, 1898 ASIN B00375M8NW)
  • Les grandes routes des peuples, essai de géographie sociale: Comment la route crée le type social. Paris, Firmin Didot & cie, 1901. (Volume 1 also at Nabu Press, 2010 ISBN 978-1-173-17239-8)


  1. ^ Pierre-Andre Taguieff. The force of prejudice: on racism and its doubles (Contradictions of Modernity). University of Minnesota Press, 2001, p.76-77. ISBN 978-0-8166-2373-0

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