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Maria Montessori

Author: Marion O'Donnell
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
Series: Continuum library of educational thought, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maria Montessori is a major thinker in education. This title offers an account of Montessori's educational thought. It is divided into: intellectual biography, critical exposition of Montessori's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Maria Montessori; Maria Montessori; Montessori; Montessori; Maria Montessori
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion O'Donnell
ISBN: 9780826484062 0826484069
OCLC Number: 126802691
Description: xi, 220 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Intellectual biography. Montessori and the origins of Montessori education --
The 'Case dei Bambini' (or Children's Houses) --
Special features of Montessori education --
The 'explosion' into writing and reading --
Montessori's system of teacher training --
2. Critical exposition of Montessori's work. Infancy, the absorbent mind, and sensitive periods --
Early childhood, childhood, adolescence / youth --
The Montessori learning environment and didactic materials --
The three-period lesson --
The active learner and normalization --
Beginning writing, composing, reading, mathematics --
Fantasy, imagination, and creativity --
Abstract thought and curriculum --
The directress --
Multi-age grouping --
3. The reception and influence of Montessori's work. Europe --
United States of America --
The British Isles --
India --
Australia --
New Zealand --
The second phase in Australasia --
4. The relevance of Montessori education today. The place of freedom --
Observation of free children --
Child development --
The environment --
Multiple literacies --
Beginning writing --
Beginning reading --
Should children be normalized? --
Developmentally appropriate curriculum --
The directress.
Series Title: Continuum library of educational thought, v. 7.
Responsibility: Marion O'Donnell.
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"'... a very valuable contribution to the Continuum Library of Educational Thought.' Donald Christie, Professor of Childhood and Primary Studies, University of Strathclyde"

 
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