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Montessori Education
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The basic principles of Montessori education were developed in the first half of the 20th century by the Italian physician, philosopher, and educator M. Montessori. This approach is one of the most conclusive, lasting, and effective concepts of progressive education of our times. Montessori's concept of education is based on her anthropology: children do not have to be raised in the image of adults (the sociological conception of education), but are given what they need in order to develop as persons. This basic anthropological endowment includes:…

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Berg, Horst Klaus, “Montessori Education”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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