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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Plume (first published May 1st 1986)
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Thaddeus
Basic, straightforward, biased. About 100 pages. Found parts overly concise (eg the writings of Montessori) and the overall writing not particularly compelling.
Susan Schuler
I have always wanted to learn more about this woman and her movement and this book was very helpful.
Lorna
Interesting introduction to Montessori.
Tracy
This introduction to the Montessori method was concise, but I got bogged down in the history and background. I wanted to know more about the method to which they kept referring. I skimmed most of the second half of the book and have moved on to "Teaching Montessori in the Home: the Preschool Years" for more detail on the method itself.
Shelldog42
I had heard the word "montessori" thrown around, and this book helped me better understand what the method originally meant, and what it has come to mean. very helpful!
Solady Batterjee
A book that I always go back to,, it is full of stiker notes, easy to read compared to the original Montessori books.
Debbi
A nice overview of M. Montessori, her work, and her views concerning the education of children.
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