Montessori education, named for the Italian physician, Maria Montessori, stresses the importance of the development of a healthy self-concept. Education, she believed, is a preparation for life, not merely a search for intellectual skills. The child has one intuitive aim: self-development. Within the child, there is a need to develop inner resources and the ability to cope with a strange, complex world. The child who accomplishes this moves into harmony with the world and becomes a full person. The Montessori Method pursues the fact that the mind of a child is absorbent, and thus the environment should be prepared carefully to train the senses, to stimulate curiosity, and to satisfy the need to know. Montessori’s philosophy and psychological principles upon which she devised a carefully graded series of self-teaching devices are today accepted as a positive alternative to traditional education.
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