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Books by Maria Montessori

The Child, Society and the World

Maria Montessori

This collection of speeches and lectures by Maria Montessori provides the reader with a vivid and accurate understanding of the theories and working methods of the most important educationalist of the 20th century. In addition, the teaching of peace, environmental awareness and universal responsibility lie at the heart of Montessori's ‘cosmic education'.

Selected Quotes from The Child, Society and the World

We must give the child relaxation from the continuous direction of adults. So we give them the right environment, relaxation and freedom from orders. This is an indirect treatment; it is not the correction of the individual but the preparation for a new life. This is something children have never had, even in the grandest and richest of homes. For even in a palace, you find that the children are relegated to some obscure nursery.
Maria Montessori
The Child, Society and the World, p. 78