This book expounds and defends the great powers of the child and helps teachers to a new outlook that will change their task from drudgery to joy, from repression to collaboration with nature. Here begins a new path, wherein it will not be the professor who teaches the child but the child who teaches the professor.
About the Author:
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian physician and educationist, born in Rome, the first woman in Italy to receive a mediacal degree (1894), she founded a school for children with learning disabilities (1899-1901), and developed a system of education for children of three to six based on spontaneity of expression and freedom from restraint. The system was later worked out for older children, and applied in Montessori schools throughout the world. She opened the first Montessori school for children in the slums of Rome in 1907.