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ERIC Number: EJ874745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Women in History--Maria Montessori
Zierdt, Ginger L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n3 p159-161 Jul 2007
This article profiles Maria Montessori, an international ambassador for children who became known for her theories and methods of pedagogy, called the "Montessori Method." Montessori developed an educational theory, which combined ideas of scholar Froebel, anthropologists Giuseooe Serge, French physicians Jean Itard and Edouard Sequin, with methods that she had found in medicine, education, and anthropology. It was in 1907 that Montessori began to assert her theories and methods of pedagogy--soon to be known as the "Montessori Method" by directing a system of daycare centers for working class children in one of Rome's worst neighborhoods. Maria Montessori's long and self-sacrificing labors on behalf of children ended suddenly on May 6, 1952, at the age of 81, at Noordwijk-on-Sea, Holland. Since her death, an interest in Dr. Montessori's methods have continued to spread throughout the world. (Contains 1 footnote and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy (Rome)