Dukhnovych, O. V.
Dukhnovych Oleksandr Vasyliovych
24 April 1803 – 30 March 1865
- Bibliography of his works
- Bibliography of publications about his life and activity
- Full-text documents
- Dukhnovych societies
- Dukhnovych Educational Foundation
- Dukhnovych Central City Library
- Dukhnovych Theatre
- Photo gallery
24 April 2019 marked the 216th anniversary of the birth of Oleksandr Vasyliovych Dukhnovych (1803 – 1865), a Ukrainian writer, pedagogue, specialist in literature, theologian, cultural worker, statesman, and public figure of Transcarpathian Ukraine. Oleksandr Dukhnovych was an organiser of popular schooling, founder of John the Baptist Society and Literary Establishment Society in Prešov (Slovakia at present), and founder of 70 rural popular schools. His manual for rural teachers Narodnaya pedagogiya (Popular pedagogy) covers the following educational principles: unity of education and schooling, access to education, visualisation, activity, self-sufficiency, and good knowledge and training. He was a creator of the first school textbooks in Transcarpathian Ukraine: Knizhytsa chitalnaya dlya nachinayushchih (Primer), Kratkii zemlepis (Geography and history in brief), Sokrashchennaya grammatika pismennogo russkogo yazyka (Written Russian language grammar in brief), and Istinnaya istoriya karpato-rossov (True history of Carpatho-Ruthenians).