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Show Notes: Maria Montessori


Maria Montessori works with a child in Rome around 1907. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images
Maria Montessori works with a child in Rome around 1907. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images

After many, many listener requests, today we're talking about Maria Montessori. She began her career in medicine but eventually shifted her focus onto early childhood education. In the early 20th century, she created a method for education that combined psychology, anthropology, physiology and multiple other disciplines, which exists in thousands of schools today.

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Episode link: Maria Montessori

My research:

  • American Montessori Society. "Maria Montessori Biography." https://amshq.org/Montessori-Education/History-of-Montessori-Education/Biography-of-Maria-Montessori
  • Biography.com Editors. "Maria Montessori Biography." http://www.biography.com/people/maria-montessori-9412528
  • Maria Montessori, edited by Gerald Lee Gutek. "The Montessori Method." https://archive.org/stream/TheMontessoriMethod-English-MariaMontessori/montessori-new_djvu.txt
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