Essential Montessori An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement

ISBN-10: 0452277965
ISBN-13: 9780452277960
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

The naturalist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. When he was 11 years old, he moved to the United States with his family and lived on a Wisconsin farm, where he had to work hard for long hours. He would rise as early as one o'clock in the morning in order to have time to study. At the urging of friends, he took some inventions he had made to a fair in Madison, Wisconsin. This trip resulted in his attending the University of Wisconsin. After four years in school, he began the travels that eventually took him around the world. Muir's inventing career came to an abrupt end in 1867, when he lost an eye in an accident while working on one of his mechanical inventions. Thereafter, he focused his attention on natural history, exploring the American West, especially the Yosemite region of California. Muir traveled primarily on foot carrying only a minimum amount of food and a bedroll. In 1880 Muir married Louie Strentzel, the daughter of an Austrian who began the fruit and wine industry in California. One of the first explorers to postulate the role of glaciers in forming the Yosemite Valley, Muir also discovered a glacier in Alaska that later was named for him. His lively descriptions of many of the natural areas of the United States contributed to the founding of Yosemite National Park in 1890. His urge to preserve these areas for posterity led to his founding of the Sierra Club in 1892.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Maria Montessori: The Woman and the Method
Introduction of the Method into the United States
Criticisms of the Method
Adaptability of the Method
The Relevance of Montessori Today and in the Future
Montessori's Views of Her Work
Familiar Montessori Terms
Classroom Materials
A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Pre-School Education
Choosing a Montessori School for Your Child
The Evolution of the Montessori Community
Montessori Informational Sources
Montessori Teacher Education Programs
Research and the Six-Year Study
Selected Bibliography
Some Highlights in the Life of Maria Montessori

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