A modern appraisal of the Montessori method

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Linda Cline (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Donald W. Russell

Abstract: John Dewey once said, "The world, as far as the external environment is concerned, has forgotten the child."1 Although the child has been called the most valuable resource which man has, he does not achieve a major status in our society until the post-adolescent age. The adult has had the tendency to regard the child, not as an individual as such, but as a "future being", as one "who is to become". 2 Childhood has been considered merely a stage through which the individual must pass in order to become an adult. At the present, so the adult believes, the child is an unproductive member of society because he contributes nothing of economic or social value. His real value lies in the future.3 Indeed, the values of civilization itself have been built essentially around the adult's needs. 4

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1965

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