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Sensory Experience and Intellectual Development: A Critique of the Montessori Method

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Title: Sensory Experience and Intellectual Development: A Critique of the Montessori Method
Authors: Ishizaki, Aileen
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: The elaborate pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori is being revived throughout the United States and throughout the world. All over the country, new schools modeled after Montessorian principles and methodology are being created. (4:35) The actual conception of Dr. Montessori's pedagogy was developed during the years 1897 to 1900 as a result of her work at the Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Rome and the Orthophrenic school for mentally defective children. Then in 1906, she was approached by a building association to organize infant schools, in the newly created tenement houses of the Roman slums. These schools were called the Casa dei Bambini, the Children's House and in her own words, the chief aim of tm Children's House was “… to offer, free of charge, to the children of those parents who are obliged to absent themselves for their work, the personal care which the parents are not able to give." (35:70- 1) In one year, her work received world-wide attention and spread throughout the United States, Switzerland, France, Argentina, and England. (29:21) Educators flocked to Rome to observe and study her methodology.
Pages/Duration: 32 pages
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