Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 7, 2011 - Education - 240 pages
18 Reviews
Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.


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Review: Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

User Review  - Juliet - Goodreads

a nice intro to what makes Montessori special and relevant. at times, the author is way too indulgent, but a good read nonetheless. Read full review

Review: Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

User Review  - Jenny Hawley - Goodreads

This book was easy to absorb and very interesting. The only downside, which is not really fair, if that I wish it were updated to represent a more recent era (it was written in 1995). I also would have liked to have heard more about the transitions from Montessori to high school or college Read full review

Contents

The Origin and Theory of Montessori Education
3
Overview of the Primary Years
24
The Classroom Environment
77
Freedom and Responsibility
98
An Expanded Environment
111
A Meeting with the Elementary Teacher
128
The Beginning ofa Classroom
149
Present and Future
177
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About the author (2011)

Paula Polk Lillard is the author of Montessori: A Modern Approach and Montessori in the Classroom. She is cofounder and director of the Forest Bluff School in Lake Bluff, Illinois.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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