The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method

By Gerald Lee Gutek

A necessary source for all scholars and students of early formative years schooling, this e-book deals a wealthy array of fabric approximately Maria Montessori and the Montessori technique. unique schooling student Gerald Gutek starts off with an in-depth biography of Montessori, exploring how a decided younger girl overcame the hindrances that blocked her academic and occupation possibilities in Italy in the course of the past due Victorian age. the writer then analyzes the resources and affects that formed the Montessori philosophy of schooling. After laying the root for Montessori's improvement, Gutek offers an annotated and abridged version of The Montessori strategy (1912), the seminal paintings that brought her academic options to a U.S. viewers. The ebook concludes with key old files, together with disciple Anne E. George's notes at the Montessori lectures and William H. Kilpatrick's critique of the Montessori approach. conserving the historic context of Montessori's contribution, Gutek additionally exhibits the ongoing relevance of her inspiration to academic reform within the twenty-first century.

Show description

Preview of The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method PDF

Similar Education books

The Quality School

"This might be required analyzing by means of each college administator, each instructor, each board member and all college college thinking about the educational of lecturers. there isn't any doubt that we have to squeeze all blame, all coerion and all feedback out of any people-related company. now not until eventually we observe that faculties are in a humans enterprise can we ever manage to make significant adjustments.

Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

In Radical, Michelle Rhee, a fearless and pioneering recommend for schooling reform, attracts on her personal existence tale and supplies her plan for larger American faculties. Rhee’s target is to make sure that legislation, leaders, and regulations are making students—not adults—our most sensible precedence, and he or she outlines concrete steps that may placed us on a dramatically diversified path.

Perfect Phrases for the TOEFL Speaking and Writing Sections (Perfect Phrases Series)

Excellent words to face out at the TOEFL-for the greater than 800,000 those who take the attempt To be approved into such a lot North American undergraduate and graduate courses, foreign scholars needs to take and cross the attempt of English as a international Language. excellent words for the TOEFL conversing and Writing Sections offers the entire words and most ordinarily used phrases you want to excel on either the writing and talking sections of the try out.

Reading and Learning to Read (8th Edition)

Studying and studying to learn, 8/e is a highly-popular source that expertly prepares pre-service and in-service lecturers for today’s ever-changing literacy lecture room with its accomplished assurance of philosophies, educating suggestions, and overview practices. furthermore, this booklet specializes in supporting lecturers enforce potent research-based recommendations with suffering and various inexperienced persons; offers useful functions that have interaction scholars in new literacies and expertise functions; and contours the foreign studying organization 2010 criteria for examining pros.

Additional resources for The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method

Show sample text content

The kids, by means of conscientiously directing their events, had conquer the disorder during this piece of furnishings. The simplicity or imperfection of exterior items usually serves to strengthen the task and the dexterity of the students. This has been one of many surprises of our process as utilized within the "Children's homes. " all of it turns out very logical, and now that it's been really attempted and positioned into phrases, it's going to doubtless appear to everybody so simple as the egg of Christopher Columbus. EDITOR'S NOTES 1. 1. M. Baldwin (1861-1934), an American psychologist, had studied with Wundt in Germany. He pioneered in constructing experimental psychology and verified a mental laboratory on the college of Toronto. He was once a number one determine in psychology, used to be one of many founders of the yankee mental organization in 1892, and served the Association's President in 1897. His significant paintings used to be psychological improvement within the baby and the Race (New York: Macmillan, 1896). encouraged by way of Darwin's conception of evolution, Baldwin believed that the human brain used to be a growing to be and constructing task and that highbrow tactics advanced via 3 levels: (I) the pre-logical within which children take care of concrete gadgets; (2) the logical within which older kids build extra summary ideas and generalize and give some thought to their ideas and stories; (3) the hyperlogical within which summary rules and ethical concerns are thought of and weighed by way of the brain. For him, studying used to be a procedure during which new actions and reviews have been accommodated to and assimilated with prior ones. Montessori's reviews approximately Wundt, Preyer, Baldwin, and different experimental and laboratory psychologists convey that she was once good learn and a professional within the box. 112 bankruptcy four 2. Montessori's certain description on p. seventy three of an software, she designed, known as an anthropometer, to take kid's measurements, is deleted. three. Montessori's targeted directions on filling in surgeon and different charts and dialogue of kid's bathing that looks on pp. 74-79 are deleted. four. Montessori's dialogue of Raphael's portray, Madonna della Seggiola, the Madonna of the Chair, which appears to be like on pp. 82-83, is deleted. five self-discipline The pedagogical approach to commentary has for its base the freedom of the kid; and liberty is task. self-discipline needs to come via liberty. here's a nice precept that's tricky for fans of common-school how to comprehend. How shall one receive self-discipline in a category of loose childrens? definitely in our approach, we've got an idea of self-discipline very diverse from that in general approved. If self-discipline is based upon liberty, the self-discipline itself needs to inevitably be lively. we don't give some thought to someone disciplined simply while he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. he's anyone annihilated, now not disciplined. We name somebody disciplined while he's grasp of himself, and will, as a result, control his personal behavior whilst it will likely be essential to stick to a few rule of existence.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 10 votes