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: ...totally unable to live your life, to borrow your ideals, to obey your laws. You must give your teachers some fundamental training, so they shall be able to discriminate between individuals, to really see the individuals before them. They must sto acting from the beautiful theory that every child can follow the program Laid out y the board of education. They must have the scales fall from their eyes. They must turn to the physician and the scientist for trainin to help them to see these things in individuals and for methods to help them deve op, that shall furnish the peculiar help necessary to the different classes of children. The teachers were so aroused by Dr. Montessori's address that the University of Rome asked her to give a course of lectures on the training of defective children. Later she was able to establish her schools and began with children from the asylums of Rome. She lived with them, taught them, and, above all, observed them, and out of that observation came this great movement. She drew much of her inspiration from the work of Edward Se uin. He said: "You must call to the spirit within the child. Al? the methods ou use must be but the means to that end. You must not hold t e limited concept of teaching the child to do certain things, teaching him certain facts, but all your materials, all your facts must serve to stimulate, to help, to make him want to live and work and serve." So, filled with that idea, she made the closest study of Seguin's work and followed him in the training of the senses and in the developing of sense-training materials. Dr. Montessori has always felt that the only safe guide which an educator can have is the observation of life. That is the book in which she encoura es all...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678927X
  • 9781236789273