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Gerald Lee Gutek is professor emeritus at Loyola University. In 1989, he was the Loyola University of Chicago Outstanding Faculty member. Among his books are A History of the Western Educational Experience (1995), Philosophical and Ideological Perspectives on Education (1997), American Education 1945D2000: A History and Commentary (2000), and Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction (2000).
Chapter 1 Editor's Note
Chapter 2 Introduction: A Biography of Montessori and an Analysis of the Montessori Method
Part 3 Part I: An Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method
Chapter 4 A Critical Consideration Of The New Pedagogy In Its Relation To Modern Science
Chapter 5 History Of Methods
Chapter 6 Inaugural Address Delivered On The Occasion of the Opening of One of the "Children's Houses"
Chapter 7 Pedagogical Methods Used In The "Children's Houses"
Chapter 8 Discipline
Chapter 9 How The Lesson Should Be Given
Chapter 10 Exercises Of Practical Life
Chapter 11 Refection—The Child's Diet
Chapter 12 Muscular Education—Gymnastics
Chapter 13 Nature In Education—Agricultural Labor: Culture Of Plants And Animals
Chapter 14 Manual Labour—The Potter's Art and Building
Chapter 15 Education Of The Senses
Chapter 16 Education Of The Senses And Illustrations Of The Didactic Material: General Sensibility; the Tactile, Thermic, Baric, and Stereognostic Senses
Chapter 17 General Note on The Education of The Senses
Chapter 18 Intellectual Education
Chapter 19 Methods For The Teaching of Reading and Writing
Chapter 20 Description Of The Method and Didactic Material Used
Chapter 21 Language In Childhood
Chapter 22 Teaching of Numeration: Introduction to Arithmetic
Chapter 23 Sequence of Exercises
Chapter 24 General Review of Discipline
Chapter 25 Conclusions and Impressions
Part 26 Part II: Related Documents
Chapter 27 Interpretation of Montessori's Lecture
Chapter 28 Excerpts from The Montessori System Examined
An outstanding contribution. Gutek has given us a treasure trove of information and insights to be mined over and over again. The Montessori Method is required reading for the college student who wants to find out more about this important figure in twentieth-century education reform, as well as for the scholar seeking original sources for Montessori research.
— James C. Moses, Lewis University
Abridged and annotated edition of The Montessori Method makes this classic work accessible.
Biography of Montessori places Montessori in historical and social context and highlights her role as social and educational reformer.
Commentary on her philosophy and method compares Montessori with other educational philosophers such as Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Dewey.
Related documents include Anne E. George's notes on the Montessori lectures and William H. Kilpatrick's critique of the Montessori method.