Gaheis, Franz de Paula#
Gaheis, Franz de Paula, b. Krems (Lower Austria), April 1, 1763, d. Vienna, Aug. 25, 1809, pedagogue and author, 1780-1788 member of the Piarist order. From 1788-1798 headmaster of the basic secondary school in Korneuburg, where he established a certain type of school, known as the "Arbeitsschule", which focused on teaching by activity methods and where he established new teaching methods. Championed the introduction of regional history and geography into the curriculum. Wrote works on local history and put forward schemes to educate and train blind children.
Works#Handbuch einer Methodik f. Schullehrer, Gehuelfen und Schul-Candidaten, 21797; Wanderungen und Spazierfahrten in die Gegenden um Wien, 7 vols., 1797-1808; Handbuch der Lehrkunst fuer den ersten Unterricht in dt. Schulen, 41809.
Literature#H. Guettenberger, F. G. (1763-1809), 1927.