The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational by Gerald Lee Gutek

By Gerald Lee Gutek

a vital source for all scholars and students of early formative years schooling, this ebook deals a wealthy array of fabric approximately Maria Montessori and the Montessori technique. special schooling pupil Gerald Gutek starts with an in-depth biography of Montessori, exploring how a made up our minds younger lady overcame the stumbling blocks that blocked her academic and occupation possibilities in Italy in the course of the past due Victorian age. the writer then analyzes the resources and affects that formed the Montessori philosophy of schooling. After laying the basis for Montessori's improvement, Gutek provides an annotated and abridged version of The Montessori technique (1912), the seminal paintings that brought her academic concepts to a U.S. viewers. The publication concludes with key historic files, together with disciple Anne E. George's notes at the Montessori lectures and William H. Kilpatrick's critique of the Montessori approach. keeping the historic context of Montessori's contribution, Gutek additionally indicates the ongoing relevance of her notion to academic reform within the twenty-first century.

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