Montessori Today A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

ISBN-10: 080521061X
ISBN-13: 9780805210613
Edition: 1996
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Description: Paula Lillard presents Maria Montessori's theories on learning at each development stage and reveals how the attention paid to the individual child's social moral and intellectual growth offers a compelling alternative to the current educational  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Paula Lillard presents Maria Montessori's theories on learning at each development stage and reveals how the attention paid to the individual child's social moral and intellectual growth offers a compelling alternative to the current educational system.

Paula Polk Lillard and her daughter, Lynn Lillard Jessen, co-founded the Forest Bluff School in Lake Bluff, Illinois, a Montessori school for children through the eighth grade. Paula is the principal of the school, and she and Lynn teach the parent child course, a workshop for parents on the Montessori approach for children from birth to age three. They live in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Origin and Theory of Montessori Education
Goal of Montessori Education
Historical Background
Planes of Development
Human Tendencies of Behavior
Activity Based on Interest
A Plan of Education
Overview of the Primary Years
Goal of the Primary Years
Sensitive Periods
Absorbent Mind
Hand and Brain
Education Begins at Birth
Infant Classes
Young Children's Community
Parent Education
Children's House
Sensorial Materials
Language and Mathematics Material
Social Development
Normalization
The Child's Work
Changes at the Second Plane
Physical Changes
Intellectual Curiosity
Independence from Family
Social Exploration
A Reasoning Mind
Moral Development
Powers of Imagination
A New Plan
The Great Lessons and Key Lessons
A Plan for the Imagination and Reason
Keys to the Universe
The Five Major Stories
The First Great Lesson
The Remaining Great Lessons
A Sample Great Lesson
Team Effort and Discovery
The Key Lessons
A Sample Key Lesson
The Results of Cosmic Education
The Classroom Environment
The Prepared Environment
The Classroom as Workshop
The Montessori Materials
A Sample Presentation
Prepared Children
The Elementary Teacher
The Prepared Adult
Moral Development
The Teacher as Link
Social Grouping
Non-Interruption
Teacher Qualifications and Training
Freedom and Responsibility
A Classroom "Bill of Rights"
Journal Keeping
Individual Meetings
Care of the Environment
An Expanded Environment
Community Service Program
Why Montessori in the Elementary Years
Scenes from an Elementary Classroom
A Morning Visit
A Meeting with the Elementary Teacher
The Beginning of a Classroom Day
The End of the Classroom Day
The Planes of Adulthood
History of the Adolescent Program
Psychological Characteristics at the Third Plane
Activity Based an Interest
The Prepared Environment
Academic Program
Flexibility of Schedule
Human Social Organization
The Value of Work
Advantages of a Residential Setting
The Prepared Adult
Freedom with Responsibility
Montessori Secondary Schools Today
Results of Montessori Middle Schools
The Fourth Plane: The Years from Eighteen to Twenty-Four
Montessori: Present and Future
Appendix: A Student's Reflections
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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