ERIC Number: ED368463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Margaret McMillan and Maria Montessori: Champions of the Poor.
DuCharme, Catherine C.
This paper discusses the life and works of Margaret McMillan and Maria Montessori, two advocates for the poor who played a significant role in social and educational reform in Britain and Italy, respectively, in the late 19th- and early 20th century. The upbringing, education, and social milieu of the two women are compared, as well as their philosophy and educational outlook. The paper notes that both women had a deep concern for the misfortunes of the poor and oppressed, understood the importance of good health and nutrition in the lives of children, and began schools to educate the children of the less fortunate. They had a deep sense of commitment and a broad vision for the improvement of all humanity through working with children in poverty. The paper concludes that today's educators and child advocates can learn a great deal from the lives of McMillan and Montessori. (MDM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain; Italy; McMillan (Margaret); Montessori (Maria)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (New Orleans, LA, November 12-15, 1992).