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The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and

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Since the remarkable success of Maria Montessori's first school ninety years ago, her theories have had a revolutionary influence on educational practices around the world—not only in avowed Montessori schools but also in learning programs of every type. In the United States alone there are thousands of schools dedicated ot the Montessori method, and there are many others that have incorporated much from her teachings.

This newly revised and updated edition of The Essential Montessori will be welcomed by long-term practitioners and newcomers to the method alike. Concise and readable, the book has been relied upon for almost two decades as the definitive guide to the writings of Maria Montessori and to the teaching and application of her ideas in today's educational arena, as well as being an indispensable sourcebook for teacher training programs, advice on choosing schools, materials needed for the classroom, and much more. The Public School Montessorians says of the

Synopsis:

A young Italian woman named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood education that have had widespread influence on teaching methods around the world. This revised edition of the authoritative work on the Montessori method is a goldmine resource for programs and materials, an invaluable introductory for the newcomer, and a fine general review for those already familiar with Montessori.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Certified as a Montessori teacher by St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, and active on behalf of the method since 1960, Elizabeth G. Hainstock became a Montessori consultant for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. She currently sits on the board of the International Montessori Society and makes her home in San Juan Bautista, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

1. Maria Montessori: The Woman and the Method

2. Introduction of the Method into the United States

1912

1958

3. Criticisms of the Method

Answers to Some Common Criticisms

4. Adaptability of the Method

Special Education

Culturally Disadvantaged

Behavior Modification

Public Schools

In the Home

Federally Funded Programs

5. The Relevance of Montessori Today and in the Future

6. Montessori's Views of Her Work

The First Children's House

Sources of Inspiration

The Adult and the Child

The Discovery of the Child: The Absorbent Mind; Normalization; Observations of the Child; The Child and Work

The Sensitive Periods

Independence

Obedience

Liberty, Freedom, and Order

Movement and Activity

The Method

The Prepared Environment: The Children's House; The Teacher; The Materials and the Lessons

Practical Applications of the Theory: Sensory Education; Language; Writing and Reading; Arithmetic; Imagination and Fantasy; Art and Music; Physical Education and Nature

On Education and Schools

7. Appendixes

A. Familiar Montessori Terms

B. Classroom Materials

C. A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Pre-School Education

D. Choosing a Montessori School for Your Child

E. The Evolution of the Montessori Community

F. Montessori Informational Sources: Organizations; Other Sources; Materials

G. Montessori Teacher Education Programs

H. Research and the Six-Year Study

I. Selected Bibliography

J. Some Highlights in the Life of Maria Montessori

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452277960
Author:
Hainstock, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Hainstock, Elizabeth G.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Experimental Methods
Subject:
Montessori method of education
Subject:
Montessori, Maria
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.92x5.27x.42 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A young Italian woman named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood education that have had widespread influence on teaching methods around the world. This revised edition of the authoritative work on the Montessori method is a goldmine resource for programs and materials, an invaluable introductory for the newcomer, and a fine general review for those already familiar with Montessori.
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