This excellent book presents a balanced review of the strengths and weaknesses of the Montessori method. Detailed information is given on the Montessori educational philosophy, terms, and concepts. This history of Montessori education in the United States is discussed, along with the reasons for the split between Maria Montessori and 'traditional' early childhood education proponents.
A balanced review of the research on the effects of the Montessori school experience, strengths and weaknesses of the method, its history in the US, and new trends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)