MARIA MONTESSORI: Her Life and Work
This work is the biography of the great educator, Maria Montessori, whose revolutionary approach to teaching changed the course of modern education. It is an 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 insightsinto 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 engaging 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 principles and practices of the greatest educational pioneer of the 20th century.
E.M. Standing was a close friend and assistant to Maria Montessori for over thirty years.
Books by Maria Montessori-
-The Discovery of the Child
-Education for a New World
-The Secret of Childhood
-The Absorbent Mind
-The Formation of Man
-To Educate the Human Potential
-From Childhood to Adolscence
-The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education
-The Montessori Elementary Material