Maria Montessori, her life and work

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New York : Plume, 1998.
Port Angeles - Nonfiction (Adult)
370.92 STANDIN
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New York : Plume, 1998.
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380 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Originally published: London : Hollis & Carter, 1957.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index.
This work is the biography of the great educator, Maria Montessori, whose revolutionary approach to teaching changed the course of modern education. It is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children, as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers. The first woman to win a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896, Maria Montessori's mission to improve children's education began in the slums of Rome in 1907, and continued throughout her lifetime. Her insights into the minds of children led her to develop prepared environments and other tools and devices that have come to characterize Montessori education today. Her influence in other countries has been profound and many of her teaching methods have been adopted by educators generally. Part biography and part exposition of her ideas, this book reveals through her letters and personal diaries Maria Montessori's humility and delight in the success of her educational experiments and is an ideal introduction to the principals and practices of the greatest educational innovator of the 20th century.