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The Montessori Method Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in 'The Children's Houses' with Additions and Revisions by the Author

By Maria Montessori
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  • THE MONTESSORI METHOD
    • SCIENTIFIC PEDAGOGY AS APPLIED TO CHILD EDUCATION IN "THE CHILDREN'S HOUSES" WITH ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS BY THE AUTHOR
      • BY
    • MARIA MONTESSORI
    • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • INTRODUCTION
  • THE MONTESSORI METHOD
    • CHAPTER I
    • A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in its Relation to Modern Science
    • CHAPTER II
    • History of Methods
    • CHAPTER III
    • Inagural Address Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of One of the "Children's Houses"
      • RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE "CHILDREN'S HOUSES"
    • CHAPTER IV
    • Pedagogical Methods used in the "Children's Houses"
      • ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSIDERATION
        • ENVIRONMENT: SCHOOLROOM FURNISHINGS
    • CHAPTER V.
    • Discipline
      • INDEPENDENCE
        • ABOLITION OF PRIZES AND OF EXTERNAL FORMS OF PUNISHMENT
        • THE BIOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF LIBERTY IN PEDAGOGY
    • CHAPTER VI
    • How the Lessons Should be Given
      • CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDIVIDUAL LESSONS:—CONCISENESS, SIMPLICITY, OBJECTIVITY
    • CHAPTER VII
    • Exercises of Practical Life
      • PROPOSED WINTER SCHEDULE OF HOURS IN THE "CHILDREN'S HOUSES"
      • Opening at Nine O'clock—Closing at Four O'clock
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • Refection—The Child's Diet
      • DISTRIBUTION OF THE MEALS
    • CHAPTER IX
    • Muscular Education—Gymnastics
      • FREE GYMNASTICS
        • EDUCATIONAL GYMNASTICS
        • RESPIRATORY GYMNASTICS
    • CHAPTER X
    • Nature in Education—Agricultural Labour: Culture of Plants and Animals
    • CHAPTER XI
    • Manual Labour—the Potter's Art and Building
    • CHAPTER XII
    • Education of the Senses
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • Education of the Senses and Illustrations of the Didactic Material: General Sensibility; the Tactile, Thermic, Baric, and Stereognostic Senses
      • EDUCATION OF THE STEREOGNOSTIC SENSE
        • EDUCATION OF THE SENSES OF TASTE AND SMELL
        • EDUCATION OF THE SENSE OF VISION
      • I. Differential Visual Perception of Dimensions
      • II. Differential Visual Perception of Form and Visual-tactile-muscular Perception
      • III. Differential Visual Perception of Colours:—Education of the Chromatic Sense
        • EXERCISE FOR THE DISCRIMINATION OF SOUNDS
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • General Notes on the Education of the Senses
    • CHAPTER XV
    • Intellectual Education
      • GAMES OF THE BLIND
        • APPLICATION OF THE EDUCATION OF THE VISUAL SENSE TO THE OBSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • Methods for the Teaching of Reading and Writing
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • Description of the Method and Didactic Material Used
      • FIRST PERIOD: EXERCISE TENDING TO DEVELOP THE MUSCULAR MECHANISM NECESSARY IN HOLDING AND USING THE INSTRUMENT IN WRITING
        • SECOND PERIOD: EXERCISES TENDING TO ESTABLISH THE VISUAL-MUSCULAR IMAGE OF THE ALPHABETICAL SIGNS, AND TO ESTABLISH THE MUSCULAR MEMORY OF THE MOVEMENTS NECESSARY TO WRITING
        • THIRD PERIOD: EXERCISES FOR THE COMPOSITION OF WORDS
        • READING
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • Language in Childhood
      • DEFECTS OF LANGUAGE DUE TO LACK OF EDUCATION
    • CHAPTER XIX
    • Teaching of Numeration; Introduction to Arithmetic
      • THE NUMBERS AS REPRESENTED BY THE GRAPHIC SIGNS
        • EXERCISES FOR THE MEMORY OF NUMBERS
        • ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FROM ONE TO TWENTY: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
        • LESSONS ON DECIMALS: ARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS BEYOND TEN
    • CHAPTER XX
    • Sequence of Exercises
      • SEQUENCE AND GRADES IN THE PRESENTATION OF MATERIAL AND IN THE EXERCISES
        • First Grade
        • Second Grade
        • Third Grade
        • Fourth Grade
        • Fifth Grade
    • CHAPTER XXI
    • General Review of Discipline
    • CHAPTER XXII
    • Conclusions and Impressions
      • THE END
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