Montessori: A Modern Approach

Montessori: A Modern Approach

Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child?

Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country.

Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.

Title:Montessori: A Modern Approach
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780805209204
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  • Julie Rylie

    Piaget stages:- symbolic thought- concrete operations- formal thought5 Periods of growth:Birth to 3 years - sensitive periods and absorted mind3 to 6 years - bringing unconscious knowledge to a consci...

  • Esther Hsieh

    I have heard and read that reading Dr. Montessori's books are difficult to comprehend/follow and literally hard to read because many copies of her books are xeroxed forms so some words get cut off. Li...

  • Leli

    As someone taking the training, this is the most poignant quote in this book, for me: "...Montessori decided her teachers must each write their own textbook based on their own understanding of Montess...

  • Reihaneh Bahrami

    Very brief introduction to Montessori method and a very good summary of its principles and philosophy. It also gives useful insights into why this method is still one of the bests for child education ...

  • Jean Schram

    If you read this book, make sure you get the “newer” 1988 version. I ordered it from ebay and got an original 1972 version. It is a decent overview of the method. But I think you can learn just as...

  • James

    The Montessori Method has been effectively used for many years thanks to the work Maria Montessori began with her children's house and her new way to teach focusing on preserving the children's intern...

  • Nicole Sampson

    It was a good overview, but was written in the 70s so it was dated. I got a good feel of what Montessori believes and her overall approach. It seemed way too hard to implement, personally, based off o...

  • Magen

    2.5 stars. This was very outdated and written in sexist language, which was jarring. Definitely do not read this book if you don't want to feel like a poor parent or teacher of children. The language ...

  • Deborah

    I personally didn't find this any different than any other book I've read on Montessori. Like the majority of the books I've previously read about Montessori this one is basically a repeat of the same...

  • Azat Sultanov

    I've been meaning to read on Montessori approach for quite a while. Wasn't disappointed. Fun fact: she was born in 1870. Let that sink in. Now, even though I've read only limited number of books on ed...