The Discovery of the Child

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Aakar Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Education, Preschool - 372 pages
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Maria Montessori (1870 1952), Italian Physician And Educationist, Born In Rome, The First Woman In Italy To Receive A Medical Degree (1894), She Founded A School For Children With Learning Disabilities (1899 1901), And Developed A System Of Education For Children Of Three To Six Based On Spontaneity Of Expression And Freedom From Restraint. The System Was Later Worked Out For Older Children, And Applied In Montessori Schools Throughout The World. She Opened The First Montessori School For Children In The Slums Of Rome In 1907.
 

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Contents

Critical Considerations on Science Applied
1
to the School
3
The History of Methods
18
Inaugural Address Delivered on the Opening of one of the Childrens Houses in 1907
36
GENERAL SECTION
55
Teaching Methods used in the Childrens Houses
57
A Municipal Montessori School in
66
Exercises of Practical Life
79
The Technique of Lessons
186
Observations on Prejudices
196
Elevation
206
Written Language
217
The Mechanism of Writing
234
Exercises with Geometrical Figures
236
Sand Paper Letters and Movable Alphabet
244
The Exercises Leading to Writing
253

Preparing and Serving Meals
81
Nature in Education
84
Nature Study
90
Education in Movement
98
Polishing Brass
108
The Buttoning Frames
111
Walking on the Line
115
The Material for Development
129
The Exercises
136
Apparatus for the Baric Sense
142
Concentrated Balancing of the
147
Visual and Auditory Distinctions
154
Materials for the Training of
155
Visual Discrimination 13 Exercises with the Apparatus for
157
Materials for the Chromatic Sense
160
Exercises with the Apparatus for the
163
Geometrical Insets
167
Exercises with Geometrical Figures
170
Foundation for Musical Education
173
Generalizations on the Education of the Senses
175
The Teacher
181
Reading
263
The Speech of the Child
275
Experiments in Physics
295
The Teaching of Numeration and the Approach to Arithmetic
297
Materials for Number Work
300
Advanced Apparatus in Arithmetic
304
First Exercises in Number Work
307
La ter Developments in Arithmetic
311
Exercises with the Apparatus for Arithmetic
314
Drawing and Representative Art
316
An Exhibition of Drawings Made by Children
317
The Beginning of Musical Art
322
Religious Education
329
Discipline in the Childrens House
336
Conclusions and Impressions
352
The Triumphal Chariot
355
Materials for Geography and Botany
356
Sequence and Grades in the Presentation of the Material
361
The Globe
362
Index
365
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