The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method / Edition 1

The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method / Edition 1

by Gerald Lee Gutek, Montessori
ISBN-10:
0742519120
ISBN-13:
9780742519121
Pub. Date:
04/05/2004
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method / Edition 1

An essential resource for all students and scholars of early childhood education, this book offers a rich array of material about Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method. Distinguished education scholar Gerald Gutek begins with an in-depth biography of Montessori, exploring how a determined young woman overcame the obstacles that blocked her educational and career opportunities in Italy during the late Victorian age. The author then analyzes the sources and influences that shaped the Montessori philosophy of education. After laying the foundation for Montessori's development, Gutek presents an annotated and abridged edition of The Montessori Method (1912), the seminal work that introduced her educational innovations to a U.S. audience. The book concludes with key historical documents, including disciple Anne E. George's notes on the Montessori lectures and William H. Kilpatrick's critique of the Montessori method. Preserving the historical context of Montessori's contribution, Gutek also shows the continuing relevance of her thought to educational reform in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742519121
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2004
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Note Chapter 2 Introduction: A Biography of Montessori and an Analysis of the Montessori Method Part 3 Part I: An Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method Chapter 4 A Critical Consideration Of The New Pedagogy In Its Relation To Modern Science Chapter 5 History Of Methods Chapter 6 Inaugural Address Delivered On The Occasion of the Opening of One of the "Children's Houses" Chapter 7 Pedagogical Methods Used In The "Children's Houses" Chapter 8 Discipline Chapter 9 How The Lesson Should Be Given Chapter 10 Exercises Of Practical Life Chapter 11 Refection—The Child's Diet Chapter 12 Muscular Education—Gymnastics Chapter 13 Nature In Education—Agricultural Labor: Culture Of Plants And Animals Chapter 14 Manual Labour—The Potter's Art and Building Chapter 15 Education Of The Senses Chapter 16 Education Of The Senses And Illustrations Of The Didactic Material: General Sensibility; the Tactile, Thermic, Baric, and Stereognostic Senses Chapter 17 General Note on The Education of The Senses Chapter 18 Intellectual Education Chapter 19 Methods For The Teaching of Reading and Writing Chapter 20 Description Of The Method and Didactic Material Used Chapter 21 Language In Childhood Chapter 22 Teaching of Numeration: Introduction to Arithmetic Chapter 23 Sequence of Exercises Chapter 24 General Review of Discipline Chapter 25 Conclusions and Impressions Part 26 Part II: Related Documents Chapter 27 Interpretation of Montessori's Lecture Chapter 28 Excerpts from The Montessori System Examined

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