Maria Montessori: A Bi...
Rita Kramer
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Maria Montessori: A Biography

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Maria Montessori (1870–1952) brought about a revolution in the classroom. She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world. In her rich and forthright biography, Rita Kramer brings this powerful woman to life, illuminating not only her lasting contributions to child development and social refo...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published October 1st 1983 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1976)
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I'm only a little way into this book, a biography of a hero of mine. I enjoy learning personal details of famous people I'm interested in (hence the insatiable market for biographies, right?), even more than I enjoy learning about their greatness.

Maria Montessori never married, however, she did have a son, who in adulthood was her assistant. She was gifted in mathematics and thought of becoming an engineer. To her father's relief she abandoned that unfeminine idea...instead to pursue an equally...more
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