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

An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement

Author: Elizabeth Hainstock  

A young Italian woman named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood education that have had widespread influence on teaching methods around the world. This revised edition of the authoritative work on the Montessori method is a goldmine resource for programs and materials, an invaluable introductory for the newcomer, and a fine general review for those already familiar with Montessori.

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A young Italian woman named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood education that have had widespread influence on teaching methods around the world. This revised edition of the authoritative work on the Montessori method is a goldmine resource for programs and materials, an invaluable introductory for the newcomer, and a fine general review for those already familiar with Montessori.

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Description

The Essential Montessori is highly regarded among Montessorians as a condensed and readable text on the basic tenets and practices of the method, combined with an overview of Montessori's life and work that features excerpts from her writings and the commentary of others. This new revised edition will continue to meet the need for a Montessori sourcebook with up to the minute material in the appendixes including a select bibliography of related texts.

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Critic Reviews

“"[Hainstock's] books on Montessori education almost certainly establish her as the most widely read interpreter of Montessori in the United States.... Her writing is clear and accessible, unfettered by jargon."-- The Public School Montessorian Praise for”

"[Hainstock's] books on Montessori education almost certainly establish her as the most widely read interpreter of Montessori in the United States.... Her writing is clear and accessible, unfettered by jargon."--The Public School Montessorian Praise for Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years

"Provides enlightenment on the whole Montessori method."--Denver Post

"Highly recommended."--Library Journal

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About the Author

Certified as a Montessori teacher by St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, and active on behalf of the method since 1960, Elizabeth G. Hainstock became a Montessori consultant for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. She currently sits on the board of the International Montessori Society and makes her home in San Juan Bautista, California.

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Product Details

Publisher
Plume Books | Penguin Putnam Inc
Published
30th April 1997
Edition
2nd
Pages
160
ISBN
9780452277960
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