Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf Volume 20

Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... opening upon a arden s ace, and in it light, movable tables and chairs, because she fe t that t e child must be able to master his environment, and must not be controlled by it. She put all of the materials that she was going to use in the ex eriment within reach of the child, taking for granted that one of t e characteristics of man is that he wishes to serve himself; that he wishes to be independent; that God meant that with such wonderful minds, and hands and 'eyes, such a wonderful body, man should be inde endent of the services of other persons. So she preferred they sho (1 get their own materials. She put into the room many things that the child would see in his home life, taking it for anted also that another quality of man is that he wants to be 0 use to the social group in which he lives. He wants to help to make thin better and happier and finer for the other members of that soci group. And, then, observing the life of these children she came, as I told you, upon this discovery. She had brought with her the sense-trainin materials which she had developed in her work with deficient chilfren. She was watch ing a little child using one of the ieces of material. The child was seated in a little armchair, at wor ' with the block containing cylinders. It was the set of c linders which differ not only in form, but in height and diameter, an the child was a little child of 3 years of a e. Now, when Dr. Montessori had resented this material to t e normal children, her idea was that tllirou h this she would call their attention todifferences in dimension and orm and that b substituting material for a wordy explanation she would enabe them to clarify and order their perceptions of dimension and form. She had not hoped for more than...
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812409
  • 9781236812407