The Montessori System Examined

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Overview

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781290962926
  • Publisher: Hard Press Editions
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 1,323,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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AUTO-EDUCATION . ttto - Education as conceived by Madam ontessori is the necessary correlative of a re- e of freedom. From directed activity alone , n training come, but for her direction must not contravene the child's freedom. With the teacher thus ruled out, and the child's self - direction inadequate, resort is had to the apparatus. In place of the old - time teacher, says Madam Montessori, "we have substituted the didactic material, which contains within itself the control of error, and which makes auto-education possible to each child."1 Does the reader ask how this is done? Let the cylinder box answer. This is a wooden block, in which are holes of varying depths. To each hole belongs a cylinder which exactly fills it. All the cylinders are removed, and the child proceeds to replace them. "If he mistakes, placing one of the objects in an opening that is too small for it, he takes it away, and proceeds to make trial, seeking the proper opening. 1 The Montessori Method, p. 371. If he makes a contrary error, letting the cylinder fall into an opening that is a little too large for it, and then collects all the successive cylinders in openings just a little too large, he will find himself at the last with the big cylinder in his hand, while only the smallest opening is empty. The didactic material controls every error. The child proceeds to"correct himself." The autOriaScatiofi i
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