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Montessori Today

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Many parents are familiar with Montessori preschools and their unique approach to the education of young children. But what happens after the primary years? In the last decade, Montessori elementary and middle schools have sprung up all over the country. Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school for children ranging in age from eighteen months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years.Montessori's theory - to adapt education for each developmental stage through materials especially designed for a child's exploration and self-discovery - encourages children to be active rather than passive learners at all levels. In detailed accounts of both theory and practice of Montessori methods, 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 curiosity. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers interested in the Montessori alternative for the older child.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Schocken Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 8 PAGES OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTO
  • 080521061X
  • 9780805210613
  • 45,620

About Paula Polk Lillard

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.show more

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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.show more

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"Paul Lillard is an excellent guide to Maria Montessori's key ideas and to the place of Montessori education in contemporary society."--Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind "Children's schools shape their lives, intellects, and worldviews. This clear guide to Montessori education today will help parents to consider the Montessori alternative for their child." --Jane M. Healy, author of Your Child's Growing Mindshow more

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