(1) Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook (2) The Montessori Method and the American School (3) A Path to Freedom in the School

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(1) A BOOK by Dr. Montessori is an event in the educational world; it creates an interest beyond that due to its intrinsic merit. The “Handbook” is a distinct advance on the “Method ” in that the descriptions of how to use the apparatus are now given in orderly sequence and in much more detail; that the name “directress” is now replaced by “teacher,” and that, instead of the “passivity,” which was quite over emphasised in the “Method,” we read in the “Handbook” of what the teacher has to do as well as to refrain from doing; and the importance of teaching the right way to do actions is fully recognised. There is, too, less of that tendency to decry current knowledge and practice which has undoubtedly done much to hinder appreciation of her own valuable work.

(1) Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook.

By Dr. M. Montessori. Pp. viii + 136. (London: Heinemann, 1914.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

(2) The Montessori Method and the American School.

By Prof. F. E. Ward. Pp. xvi + 243. (New York: The Macmillan Co.; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1913.) Price 5s. 6d. net.

(3) A Path to Freedom in the School.

By N. MacMunn. Pp. 162. (London: G. Bell and Sons, 1914.) Price 2s. net.

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C., E. (1) Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook (2) The Montessori Method and the American School (3) A Path to Freedom in the School. Nature 93, 659–660 (1914) doi:10.1038/093659a0

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