Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work

Maria Montessori Her Life and Work Maria Montessori is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers The first woman to win a d

  • Title: Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
  • Author: E.M. Standing Lee Havis
  • ISBN: 9780452279896
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maria Montessori is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children, as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers The first woman to win a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896, Maria Montessori s mission to improve children s education began in the slums of Rome in 1907, and continued throughout her liMaria Montessori is important background reading for parents considering Montessori education for their children, as well as for those training to become Montessori teachers The first woman to win a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896, Maria Montessori s mission to improve children s education began in the slums of Rome in 1907, and continued throughout her lifetime Her insights into the minds of children led her to develop prepared environments and other tools and devices that have come to characterize Montessori education today Her influence in other countries has been profound and many of her teaching methods have been adopted by educators generally Part biography and part exposition of her ideas, this engaging book reveals through her letters and personal diaries Maria Montessori s humility and delight in the success of her educational experiments and is an ideal introduction to the principals and practices of the greatest educational pioneer of the 20th century The new introduction to Maria Montessori Her Life and Work by Lee Havis, executive director of the International Montessori Society, discusses the changes that have taken place in Montessori education within recent years.An updated appendix of Montessori periodicals, courses, societies, films, and teaching materials.A revised bibliography of books by and about Maria Montessori.

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    • Fascinating. The woman more so than the book. Montessori was so far ahead of her time and fortunately, she wrote everything down! Her ideas and educational methods are brilliant (and proven effective). If you looking for an alternative to the nightmare that is our public school system, this is it. Not that "no child left behind" isn't working fabulously

    • I had to look at the publication date of this book to believe that it was really written as late as it was. Then, I read the short biography on Standing, and I understood. I have never seen a book that was more obviously written by the graduate of a Victorian secondary school and an Edwardian university. I think he quotes Hamlet just as often as he does Montessori--with Wordsworth being a distant third. As an aficionado of Victorian and Edwardian literature, I found this charming. I'm not a big [...]

    • Standing provides a synthesis of Maria Montessori's life and her ideas. He worked closely with her for thirty years and at her behest produced this systematic presentation of her principles and practice. It is a great introduction to an heroic woman (she was the first woman in Italy to take the degree of Doctor of Medicine) and the Montessori method of education.

    • I love Maria Montessori, but not the author of this book. I was surprised that a book about such an interesting person could be so boring. Terrible writing :-\

    • A fascinating account of how Maria Montessori developed the Montessori methods we know so well today. Her trails and tribulations, and shear determination in an Italian society where the 'humble' woman did not or could not become a doctor. A book of courage, inspiration and most of all, love.

    • Katherine Rosas

      (May 31, 2020 - 04:14 AM)

      it is interesting

    • a bit repetitive and effusive w/Dr. Maria Montessori worship but she's worthy-- so many insights and lessons on children of every stage 0 -18y w/an emphasis on 3-6y!

    • Standing provides the reader with a biography of Montessori and a history of the Montessori Method. He does a great job on both accounts which is why this is a classic. The book is at its best in showing how Montessori discovered and developed her method. Standing does get quite poetic and florid at times and for some this might be a put off, but I enjoyed it. I was, however, put off somewhat by some of the religious overtones of Standing's approach. The biggest drawback is that Standing is a bi [...]

    • As an exposition of Montessori's life and work, this book passes well. It contains nothing I have not found by reading original text, save for connections to biography. The latter element is not necessarily a negative, and readers may find it interesting, but I could not get past its rather sycophantic, uncritically canonizing appraoch to our dear Maria. The unfailingly positive notion of her and her work leaves me feeling like much has gone unexplored. By reading her original texts, you get her [...]

    • An excellent overview of Maria Montessori's life and work, very detailed in its rationale and explanations. Standing is fawning at times, and since this book was written in the fifties, there is a fair amount of language that seems overly flowery, religious references, excessive literary quotes from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, etc. sprinkled throughout the text. However, the book rises above all of this to be well worth reading, especially for those interested in becoming Montessori teachers at any [...]

    • I find it ironic that a method of educating with humble beginnings in the Italian projects has become a schooling option for the wealthy only (at least where I live.). The book was interesting and the author's admiration of Maria Montessori was evident. Due to its age (originally published in the 1950s), some of it is dated but I found that endearing in a way. Overall I am a bit bummed that this is not an option for the education of my kiddos because it sounds amazing.

    • She was truly a pioneer. A scientist and philosopher (in mostly a Stoic & Emersonian vein). I'm deeply inspired by her. Stoked to read more about other innovators in education, e.g. Steiner. I love her premise, that liberty is a prerequisite for religious life and that treating children as beings who desire only to become autonomous, liberated and fulfilled markedly changes how we should think about not only education but all of our institutions.

    • I enjoyed it. It had a good amount of historical detail from the author including his personal experiences working and interacting with Maria Montessori. Definitely more accessible to the lay reader than Montessori's own works. I did feel that the author was acting like too much of a "cheerleader", making me question how accurate some of his descriptions/assessments were.

    • Maria Montessori had a pretty amazing life. First woman to go to and graduate from medical school in Italy, she had special permission from the Pope! Not particularly well written, and drags on at times,but her life could be written more thrillingly. Child out fo wedlock, travel to India, connections to the Theospophical Society!

    • This book is a fantastic introduction to the Montessori method of education and to the life of Maria Montessori herself.The writing style a little old-fashioned, written in the 1950s, but once you get past that you'll find that the content is fresh and accessible.If you're looking to learn about Montessori education, this should not be the only book you read, but it works well as the first.

    • This was a very in depth book about Maria Montessori's life and her methods. The author was a friend of Dr. Montessori which added a lot of insight and personal anecdotes. I would recommend this for educators and anyone looking for a detailed description of her life and work.

    • Good overall description of the Montessori method that is simple to read and connect concepts.

    • Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook

      (May 31, 2020 - 04:14 AM)

      (72 pgs)

    • an excellent account of maria's life. a must read in order to truly understand where her realizations grew from. she is a remarkable woman with a surprising start to her works.

    • LOVE LOVE LOVE!I think I may even enjoy Standing's writing style above Maria's. Such a great read!

    • Charlotte Vallance

      (May 31, 2020 - 04:14 AM)

      A book all Montessori teachers, in my opinion, should read and re read.

    • I really loved this book, I was inspired by her life and all her accomplishments.

    • Excellent read!great insights of understanding and raising children.

    • The world doesn't know or appreciate the name, Montessori, unless you read this book or more importantly, Maria's writings.

    • Changed my life!

    • As a developmental psychologist and a parent with a daughter in a Montessori school, this is a great read. Nicely written and full of fascinating detail.

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