Understanding the Montessori Approach
Early Years Education in Practice
Routledge – 2012 – 136 pages
Series: Understanding the… Approach
Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice.
Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book:
Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.
1. Historical context
2. Montessori’s Views of Child Development
3. Organisation of Montessori schools
4. Learning and teaching
5. The Favourable Environment
6. Benefits and Challenges of the Montessori Approach to Children’s lives and communities of today
Barbara Isaacs is Academic Director at Montessori Centre International.