Marc-Antoine Jullien

Alternative Name(s)
  • Jullien de Paris
  • Jullien fils
Date 1775 - 1848
Biographical NotesSon of a member of the Convention of the same name (the elder Marc-Antoine Jullien is often referfred to as 'Jullien de la Drôme', while his son is often referred to as 'Jullien fils' or 'Jullien de Paris'). The younger Jullien became politically active at an early age. He wrote articles from the age of 15, and was involved with the Committee of Public Instruction (Comité de l'Instruction Publique) from the same age. However, he never achieved any great political prominence, and gradually turned instead towards pedagogy. In the 1810s he was among the first French proponents the educational ideas of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827).

See Robert R. Palmer's work, combining biography and a selection of documents: "From Jacobin to Liberal: Marc-Antoine Jullien, 1775-1848", Princeton UP, 1993.
Work(s)Author of Utilité des voyages, pour compléter l’éducation (1808) in Essai général d’éducation physique, morale et intellectuelle. Sur les principes et les bases de l’Education à donner aux enfans des premières familles d’un Etat, pour accélérer la marche vers la civilisation et la prospérité