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ERIC Number: EJ972330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
Maria Montessori, John Dewey, and William H. Kilpatrick
Thayer-Bacon, Barbara
Education and Culture, v28 n1 Article 3 p3-20 2012
I explore Montessori's story in terms of her initial warm reception by America to her educational research, and her later cooling off, once Dewey's student, Kilpatrick, published The Montessori System Examined and declared her work to be based on psychological theory that was fifty years behind the times. I argue that there is a troubling gendered side to Montessori's story that affected her in significant ways and still lingers and limits her contribution to educational theory, and for my purposes, democratic theory. We recognize Dewey's significant contributions to democratic theory but not Montessori's; I hope to help right that wrong. (Contains 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy; United States