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Montessori today : a comprehensive approach to education from birth to adulthood

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©1996.
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Describes the theory and practice of the educational program, emphasizing developmental flexibility, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity for elementary school students.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lillard, Paula Polk.
Montessori today.
New York : Schocken Books, ©1996
(OCoLC)605290282
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Polk Lillard
ISBN: 0805240993 9780805240993 080521061X 9780805210613
OCLC Number: 32508066
Description: xxiv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The origin and theory of Montessori education. Goal of Montessori education ; Historical background ; Planes of development ; Human tendencies of behavior ; Activity based on interest ; A plan of education --
2. Overview of the primary years. Goal of the primary years ; Sensitive periods ; Absorbent mind ; Hand and brain ; Education begins at birth ; Infant classes ; Young children's community ; Parent education ; Children's house ; Sensorial materials ; Language and mathematics material ; Social development ; Normalization ; The child's work --
3. Changes at the second plane. Physical changes ; Intellectual curiosity ; Independence from family ; Social exploration ; A reasoning mind ; Moral development ; Powers of imagination ; A new plan --
4. The great lessons and key lessons. A plan for the imagination and reason ; Keys to the universe ; The five major stories ; The first great lesson ; The remaining great lessons ; A sample great lesson ; Team effort and discovery ; The key lessons ; A sample key lesson ; The results of cosmic education --
5. The classroom environment. The prepared environment ; The classroom as workshop ; The Montessori materials ; A sample presentation ; Prepared children --
6. The elementary teacher. The prepared adult ; Moral development ; The teacher as link ; Social grouping ; Non-interruption ; Teacher qualifications and training --
7. Freedom and responsibility. A classroom "Bill of rights" ; Journal keeping ; Individual meetings ; Care of the environment ; An expanded environment ; Community service program ; Why Montessori in the elementary years --
8. Scenes from an elementary classroom. A morning visit ; A meeting with the elementary teacher ; The beginning of a classroom day ; The end of the classroom day --
9. The planes of adulthood. History of the adolescent program ; Psychological characteristics at the third plane ; Activity based an interest ; The prepared environment ; Academic program ; Flexibility of schedule ; Human social organization ; The value of work ; Advantages of a residential setting ; The prepared adult ; Freedom with responsibility ; Montessori secondary schools today ; Results of Montessori middle schools ; The fourth plane : the years from eighteen to twenty-four --
10. Montessori : present and future --
Appendix: A student's reflections.
Responsibility: Paula Polk Lillard.

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Describes the theory and practice of the educational program, emphasizing developmental flexibility, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity for elementary school students.

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