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The Montessori method

Author: Maria Montessori; Joseph McVicker Hunt; Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maria Montessori's method of educating children, which she details in this book, is based on a conception of liberty for the pupil; it entails formal training of separate sensory, motor, and mental capacities; and leads to rapid and substantial mastery of the elements of reading, writing, and arithmetic. "The Montessori Method" is important because it springs from a combination of sympathy and intuition, social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Montessori; Joseph McVicker Hunt; Jaan Valsiner
ISBN: 9781315133225 1315133229
OCLC Number: 1003855476
Description: 1 online resource.
Other Titles: Metodo della pedagogia scientifica.
Responsibility: Maria Montessori ; with an introduction by J. McV. Hunt ; with a new introduction by Jaan Valsiner.

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Maria Montessori's method of educating children, which she details in this book, is based on a conception of liberty for the pupil; it entails formal training of separate sensory, motor, and mental capacities; and leads to rapid and substantial mastery of the elements of reading, writing, and arithmetic. "The Montessori Method" is important because it springs from a combination of sympathy and intuition, social outlook, scientific training, intensive study of educational problems and the author's unusual experience as a teacher and educational leader. Following opening statements from J. McV. Hunt and Jaan Valsiner, Maria Montessori discusses topics including pedagogical methods used in the children's houses, discipline, diet, gymnastics, manual labor, education of the senses, intellectual education, methods of teaching reading and writing, language in childhood, and teaching of numeration. This classic volume in the education of children takes on urgent relevance for parents, teachers, and administrators in all parts of our society.

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-[T]he family life educator will find it useful to read the book, especially in this edition with its able introduction by Professor Hunt.- --Rose M. Somerville, Journal of Marriage and the Family Read more...

 
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