Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3367
Title: Montessori and Early Childhood: A guide for students
Contributor(s): Feez, Susan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3367
Abstract: 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.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Sage Publications
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781847875150
9781847875167
Field of Research (FOR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36236780
http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book233069&
Extent of Pages: 182
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