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Montessori : the science behind the genius

Author: Angeline Stoll Lillard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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"Traditional schooling is in constant crisis because it is based on two poor models for children's learning: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. School reforms repeatedly fail by not learning from the shortcomings of these models.
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Named Person: Maria Montessori; Maria Montessori
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angeline Stoll Lillard
ISBN: 0195325265 : 9780195325263 : 9780195369366 019536936X
OCLC Number: 123498141
Description: xiv, 404 p. : ill., port ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. An answer to the crisis in education --
2. The impact of movement on learning and cognition --
3. Choice and perceived control --
4. Interest in human learning --
5. Extrinsic rewards and motivation --
6. Learning from peers --
7. Meaningful contexts for learning --
8. Adult interaction styles and child outcomes --
9. Order in environment and mind --
10. Education for children.
Responsibility: Angeline Stoll Lillard ; photographs by An Vu.
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In Montessori, Angeline Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori: current scientific research provides astounding support for her insights. Lillard presents the research  Read more...

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