+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Montessori Method : The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method - Gerald Lee Gutek

The Montessori Method

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

Hardcover

Published: 22nd April 2004
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
RRP $360.99
$249.90
31%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $62.48 with Learn more

The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method creates the context in which Maria Montessori developed her philosophy of early childhood education. It examines how a determined young woman overcame the obstacles that blocked the educational and career opportunities in Italy during the late Victorian age. Following Montessori, who was the first woman to earn a medical degree from the University of Rome, the biographical introduction takes her story to the establishment of the first Montessori school: the Casa dei Bambini in the slums of Rome. It then analyzes the sources and influences that shaped the creation of the Montessori philosophy of education. Special attention is given to The Montessori Method as the book that introduced this educational innovation to an American audience. The book is divided into four parts: (1) a biography of Maria Montessori: (2) an introductory commentary on the Montessori Method of Education: (3) an abridged and annotated edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method (1912): (4) related documents.

An outstanding contribution. Gutek has given us a treasure trove of information and insights to be mined over and over again. The Montessori Method is required reading for the college student who wants to find out more about this important figure in twentieth-century education reform, as well as for the scholar seeking original sources for Montessori research. -- James C. Moses, Lewis University

Editor's Notep. ix
Introduction: A Biography of Montessori and an Analysis of the Montessori Methodp. 1
An Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method
A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in Its Relation to Modern Sciencep. 69
History of Methodsp. 81
Inaugural Address Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of One of the "Children's Houses"p. 93
Pedagogical Methods Used in the "Children's Houses"p. 107
Disciplinep. 113
How the Lessons Should Be Givenp. 123
Exercises of Practical Lifep. 129
Refection--The Child's Dietp. 133
Muscular Education--Gymnasticsp. 135
Nature in Education--Agricultural Labor: Culture of Plants and Animalsp. 143
Manual Labor--The Potter's Art and Buildingp. 149
Education of the Sensesp. 153
Education of the Senses and Illustrations of the Didactic Material: General Sensibility; the Tactile, Thermic, Baric, and Stereognostic Sensesp. 161
General Notes on the Education of the Sensesp. 177
Intellectual Educationp. 181
Methods for the Teaching of Reading and Writingp. 195
Description of the Method and Didactic Material Usedp. 205
Language in Childhoodp. 227
Teaching of Numeration: Introduction to Arithmeticp. 233
Sequence of Exercisesp. 243
General Review of Disciplinep. 249
Conclusions and Impressionsp. 261
Related Documents
Interpretation of Montessori's Lecturep. 267
Excerpts from The Montessori System Examinedp. 273
Appendixp. 279
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 285
About the Editorp. 295
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780742519114
ISBN-10: 0742519112
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 22nd April 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.3  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.59