The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in "The Children's Houses" Maria Montessori, Anne E. George, trans.

The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in "The Children's Houses"...

New York: Fredrick A. Stokes, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. First edition with "April, 1912' in decorated box on copyright page and no other printings mentioned. Hardcover in ribbed navy blue cloth lettered in gilt with small design of a child's head in gilt on front cover. xlii + 377 pp. with Preface to the American edition by Montessori and introduction by Professor Henry W. Holmes. Illustrated with photographic plates. Translated from the original Italian by Anne E. George. Generally fine, all gilt lettering bright, small previous ownership label front pastedown, very minor bumping to the extremities. A cornerstone title in education, Montessori's explanation of "The Montessori Method" of her child-centered method of teaching based on scientific observation of children. At the time she developed it, her system was radically different than educational methods in use, recognizing the child as one who is eager for and capable of learning in a supportive enviornment. It broadly sought to develop children mentally, socially, cognitively and emotionally. Montessori, a physician by training, opened her first school in Rome in 1907 and her method gained wide usage in the 100+ years since its introduction. Fine. Item #E24229

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