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The secret of childhood

Author: Maria Montessori; M Joseph Costelloe
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1972, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before anything else, this book is a description of the child, seen with the exactness of a scientist and the empathy of a warm heart. From this understanding grew the way of teaching based on collaborating with the needs and powers of a child and the removing of obstacles to this growth that has come to be known as the Montessori Method.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Montessori, Maria, 1870-1952.
Secret of childhood.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1972, ©1966
(OCoLC)681826513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Montessori; M Joseph Costelloe
ISBN: 0345305833 9780345305831 0345289838 9780345289834
OCLC Number: 23831996
Notes: Translation of Il segreto dell'infanzia.
Description: xxi, 216 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Childhood, a social problem --
Era of the child --
Accused --
Biological interlude --
Newborn child --
Natural instincts --
Spiritual embryo --
Psychic development --
Order --
Intelligence --
Obstacles to growth --
Walking --
Hand --
Rhythm --
Substitution of the personality --
Movement --
Lack of comprehension --
Intelligence of love --
Education of the child --
Observations and discoveries --
"Method" --
Pampered children --
Spiritual preparation of the teacher --
Deviations --
Repercussions on physical health --
Conflict between adult and child --
Instinct to work --
Two different kinds of work --
Guiding instincts --
Child as a teacher --
Rights of the child.
Other Titles: Segreto dell'infanzia.
Responsibility: Maria Montessori ; translated by M. Joseph Costelloe.

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Before anything else, this book is a description of the child, seen with the exactness of a scientist and the empathy of a warm heart. From this understanding grew the way of teaching based on collaborating with the needs and powers of a child and the removing of obstacles to this growth that has come to be known as the Montessori Method.

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