Childhood as a Phenomenon in the Light of German Pedagogy

The article is dedicated to the problem of childhood as a phenomenon in german pedagogy. The main objectives of the article are as following: the theoretical analysis of scientific and pedagogical literature highlighting different aspects of the problem under research, and analysis of methodological renewal of German pedagogy during non–Herbart period and reformist’s movement prosperity of the XXth century. German pedagogy has been studied by foreign and domestic scientists: O. Kotsyubynskyi, N. Abashkina, T. Tokaryeva, N. Osmuk, S. Stelmakh, I. Rudkovska, K. Tkachova, I. Stashevska, H.