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100 1  Hainstock, Elizabeth G. 
245 14 The essential Montessori :|ban introduction to the woman, 
       the writings, the method, and the movement /|cElizabeth G.
       Hainstock ; foreword by Lee Havis. 
250    Revised and updated edition. 
264  1 New York, N.Y. :|bPlume,|c[1997] 
264  4 |c©1997 
300    xiv, 140 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-138). 
505 0  Maria Montessori: Woman and the Method -- Introduction of 
       the Method into the United States: 1912 - 1958 -- 
       Criticisms of the Method: Answers to some common criticism
       -- Adaptability of the Method: Special education ; 
       Culturally disadvantaged ; Behavior modifications ; Public
       schools ; In the home ; Federally funded programs -- 
       Relevance of Montessori today and in the future -- 
       Montessori's views of her work: First children's house ; 
       Sources of inspiration ; Adult and the child ; Discovery 
       of the child: Absorbent mind ; Normalization ; 
       Observations of the child ; Child and work ; Sensitive 
       periods ; Independence ; Obedience ; Liberty, Freedom and 
       Order ; Movement and activity ; Method ; Prepared 
       Environment: Children's house ; Teacher ; Materials and 
       the lessons ; Practical applications of the theory: 
       Sensory education ; Language ; Writing and reading ; 
       Arithmetic ; Imagination and fantasy ; Art and music ; 
       Physical education and nature -- On education and schools 
       -- Appendixes: Familiar Montessori terms ; Classroom 
       materials ; Comparison of Montessori and traditional pre-
       school education ; Choosing a Montessori school for your 
       child ; Evolution of the Montessori community ; Montessori
       Informational sources: Organizations ; Other sources ; 
       Materials ; Montessori Teacher Education Programs ; 
       Research and the six-year study ; Selected bibliography ; 
       Some highlights in the life of Maria Montessori. 
520    Provides an overview of the Montessori Method, examining 
       basic philosophies, its educational adaptability, and 
       Montessori's own views of her work. A young Italian woman 
       named Maria Montessori developed theories about childhood 
       education that have had widespread influence on teaching 
       methods around the world. Since the remarkable success of 
       Maria Montessori's first school ninety years ago, her 
       theories have had a revolutionary influence on educational
       practices around the world, not only in avowed Montessori 
       schools but also in learning programs of every type. In 
       the United States alone there are thousands of schools 
       dedicated to the Montessori Method, and there are many 
       others that have incorporated much from her teachings. 
       This newly revised and updated edition of the Essential 
       Montessori will be welcomed by long term practitioners and
       newcomers to the method alike. Concise and readable, the 
       book has been relied upon for almost two decades as the 
       definitive guide to the writings of Maria Montessori and 
       to the teaching and application of her ideas in today's 
       educational arena, as well as being an indispensable 
       sourcebook for teacher training programs, advice on 
       choosing schools, materials needed for the classroom, and 
       much more. The public school Montessorians says of the 
       author: Her books on Montessori education almost certainly
       establish her as the most widely read interpreter of 
       Montessori in the United States. Her writing is clear and 
       accessible, unfettered by jargon. For those interested in 
       the best education for their children, this volume fully 
       lives up to its title. It has earned its place as the 
       essential work on the subject. This revised edition of the
       authoritative work on the Montessori Method is a goldmine 
       resource for programs and materials, an invaluable 
       introductory for the newcomer and a fine general review 
       for those already familiar with Montessori. 
600 10 Montessori, Maria,|d1870-1952. 
650  0 Montessori method of education. 
700 1  Havis, Lee. 
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