Maria Montessori: A Biography

Maria Montessori A Biography Maria Montessori brought about a revolution in the classroom She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world

  • Title: Maria Montessori: A Biography
  • Author: Rita Kramer Anna Freud
  • ISBN: 9780201092271
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maria Montessori: A Biography

    Maria Montessori 1870 1952 brought about a revolution in the classroom She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world In her rich and forthright biography, Rita Kramer brings this powerful woman to life, illuminating not only her lasting contributions to child development and social refoMaria Montessori 1870 1952 brought about a revolution in the classroom She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world In her rich and forthright biography, Rita Kramer brings this powerful woman to life, illuminating not only her lasting contributions to child development and social reform, but also the controversies surrounding her training methods and private life.

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    One thought on “Maria Montessori: A Biography

    1. Liz

      A fascinating account of Dr. Montessori's life - the unauthorized version. I found it very interesting and helpful to understand the break between AMI and AMS, etc. As an AMS-accredited Montessori teacher, I had always assumed that Montessori would have wanted the teachers and students to allow her didactic materials to evolve as new technologies emerged. Or, at the very least, to expand her offerings. But, after reading this biography, I'm not so sure that this was the case. It did, however, cl [...]

    2. Audrey

      There are some areas where Kramer is quite perceptive. I really liked the point that, by resigning her university positions, Montessori gave her later work a necessarily commercial edge. At the same time, Kramer speculates far too much on Montessori's unconscious thoughts. I lost count of how many times she paused to say some version of "could this have been because she had given up the chance to raise her own child?" Kramer often falls into the trap of psychoanalyzing Montessori, and she doesn' [...]

    3. Rachel

      Fascinating person, but not a very good biography; it gets two stars only because even just listing the main events of Montessori's life (which is pretty much what the author did) is interestingbut perhaps not interesting enough to pick it up. If you want to read about Montessori, I would recommend looking for a different biographer; if you want to learn more about her method, it would probably be more worthwhile to read something Montessori wrote herself.Why "not very good"? Because the biograp [...]

    4. Erik Akre

      These words from Kramer's preface set the tone for her Biography of Montessori: "Maria Montessori is much more complicated and interesting than the plaster saint her devoted followers have made her into." And Kramer proves it to be true. This book holds valuable and interesting information for the reader who wishes to no longer hold Maria on an untouchable pedestal of educational supremacy. While the book does nothing to really criticize the Montessori method itself, it does look at Maria as a r [...]

    5. Lolly

      As others have said, this is rather ordinary. And I think it comes back to Montessori being a visionary, and highly revered. I felt the author did not want to be controversial in any way, and whenever she came close she would always provide a fairly balanced view of the issue. So it could almost be said it was a cross between a textbook account and a biography as such. Content is fairly comprehensive, interesting read provided in a fairly vanilla fashion.

    6. Kyra Brogden

      Pretty good as far as biographies go. ASsumes lots of background knowledge about European politics during the World Wars. Shed lots of light on Maria Montessori as a person and her control of her ideas/movement. Now to write the paper

    7. Margie

      This book was a page turner for me. My kids go or went to Montessori school. It was interesting to get an objective view and see all of Maria's Montessori's flaws. Truly a portrait of a complete and complex human being.

    8. Mary-Jane

      A fascinating woman and a well-written biography. I found the latter part of the book (and her life) less interesting than the first part.

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