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Jean-Joseph Jacotot (1770–1840)

Jacotot, Jean-Joseph (zhä-kō-tō’). A French authority on education; born in Dijon, March 4, 1770; died at Paris, July 31, 1840. He founded a system of pedagogics that still bears his name, based upon constant repetition and learning by heart. His system is set forth in the ‘Universal Instruction,’ an elaborate manual in “mother tongue,” and in ‘Music, Design, and Painting,’ works of great vogue at one time.