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The absorbent mind.

Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1967]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Based on the lectures given by Dr. Maria maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first training course to be held after her internment in India, which lasted till the end of World War 2. In it she illustrated the unique mental powers of the young child which enable him to construct and firmly establish within but a few years- without teachers, without any of the usual aids of education, nay almost abandoned and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Montessori
OCLC Number: 2571387
Description: xii, 304 pages illustrations, portrait 22 cm
Contents: The child's part in world reconstruction --
Education for life --
The periods of growth --
The new path --
The miracle of creation --
Embryology and behavior --
The spiritual embryo --
The child's conquest of independence --
The first days of life --
Some thoughts on language --
How language calls to the child --
The effect of obstacles on development --
The importance of movement in general development --
Intelligence and the hand --
Development and imitation --
From unconscious creator to conscious worker --
Further elaboration through culture and imagination --
Character and its defects in childhood --
The child's contribution to society : normalization --
Character building is the child's own achievement --
Children's possessiveness and its transformations --
Social development --
Cohesion in the social unit --
Mistakes and their correction --
The three levels of obedience --
Discipline and the teacher --
The teacher's preparation --
Love and its source : the child.
Other Titles: Mente del bambino.
Responsibility: Translated from the Italian by Claude A. Claremont.

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Based on the lectures given by Dr. Maria maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first training course to be held after her internment in India, which lasted till the end of World War 2. In it she illustrated the unique mental powers of the young child which enable him to construct and firmly establish within but a few years- without teachers, without any of the usual aids of education, nay almost abandoned and often obstructed all the characteristics of the human personality.

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