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ERIC Number: EJ1244407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Of Natural Science, Women's History, and Montessori's Theory of Knowledge
Allen, Kathleen
NAMTA Journal, v43 n3 p46-61 Sum 2018
Kathleen Allen's reverence for the stories of women naturalists spanning from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, and their parallel scientific interest in the documentation of life cycles through art and narratives, gives support to the child in history and nature that is so central to Montessori formal research and discipline. The parade of nearly a dozen short bios, from Beatrix Potter to Rachel Carson, frames not only a fresh outlook on science but also brings a soft feminist philosophical outlook while highlighting Montessori's connections to the natural world.This chapter is based on a talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Montessori History: Searching for Evolutionary Scientific Truth" in Cleveland, Ohio, April 20--22, 2018.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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