Absorbent Mind

Absorbent Mind

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by Maria Montessori
     
 

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The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive…  See more details below

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The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive and neurological studies that have confirmed what Maria Montessori knew decades ago.

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From the Publisher

“This book deserves careful reading, for the author's views are as relevant (and revolutionary) now as when they were first proposed.” —New York Times Book Review

“Startling insights...she is an inspiring teacher . . . educators of all persuasions will find her book alive with ideas.” —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789081172417
Publisher:
North American Montessori Teachers' Association
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition

Meet the Author

Maria Montessori, born in Italy in 1870, dedicated her life to learning how best to educate children—particularly the poorest, most challenged children—during their vulnerable beginnings. Today her legacy is evident worldwide. She died in the Netherlands in 1952.

John Chattin-McNichols, Ph.D., is the President of the American Montessori Society and Professor of Education at Seattle University. He is the author and editor of several books on Montessori education.

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The Absorbent Mind 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is required reading for anyone considering Montessori for young children, but it would greatly benefit from a more modern translation. This version was translated in 1958 and is an awkward read, even if you can get past the use of the word 'psychic' instead of 'psychological'.
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This is a worthless scan of the original book. Opening page says: 'this book was drenched" (???) All through the book the page header ('The absorbent mind') is repeated in the middle of the pages. I guess you get what you paid for :( Actually I got even less. They gave me sh*t, spend my time and got my cc and personal info.