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Montessori and Early Childhood

Early childhood education across the world has been influenced by the pioneering work of Maria Montessori, and this book provides a complete overview of Montessori pedagogy and practice. It considers the Montessori approach within the context of early childhood education and care, and examines it in the light of new insights from the fields of neuroscience and child development. By helping the reader understand the influence of Montessori on contemporary early years policy and practice, the book outlines ideas relevant to all early years settings, and suggests ways for all early childhood educators to apply these ideas in practice. The book looks in detail at: - the Montessori story - the child as worker and the adult as observer - developing independence and concentration - using the senses to build the foundations for learning - early communication and language - early mathematics - cultural knowledge and understanding - Maria Montessori, and other early childhood pioneers Within each chapter are definitions of the key concepts of the Montessori approach, questions for reflection and discussion, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book focuses on the 3 to 6 age range. Susan Feez is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Montessori StoryThe child worker and the adult observerAn environment of movement and orderThe exercises of practical lifeThe exercises of the sensesMontessori LanguageMontessori mathematics Prepared paths to cultureMontessori in context

About the Author

Susan Feez is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.


'This is an interesting and informative book for practitioners keen to extend their understanding of the Montessori approach...It will be a very valuable source of information for early childhood studies students studying contemporary approaches to early years practice. The book is accessible and easy to read and will also provide parents with a valuable insight into the origins and current practice of Montessori education' - Early Years Update 'An engaging, clear and informative account of the influence and current relevance of Maria Montessori's contribution to educating young children. Thought provoking, practical and very readable - of value to professionals and parents alike' - Lynne Lawrence, Executive Director, Association Montessori Internationale

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