Child of the World: Montessori, Global Education for Age 3-12+ (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/2/9
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The word "Montessori" is used today to describe schools that sometimes have little to do with authentic Montessori practices. In this book the author, who has almost fifty years of AMI Montessori teaching and consulting experience, briefly presents authentic Montessori practices for ages 3-6 (the primary class), ages 6-12 (the elementary class), and ages 12-18. There are details for preparing the Montessori learning environment and for using these ideas in the home. This is not by any means a Montessori course but a valuable introduction to real Montessori and an inspiration for learning more. "Stephenson’s volume is a wonderful resource for parents seeking thoughtful, sound advice on raising well-grounded children in a chaotic world. Presenting Montessori principles in clear and eloquent prose, Stephenson’s legacy will be a tremendous service to generations of parents to come."—Angeline Lillard, PhD, Professor of Psychology, U. of Virginia, author of "Montessori, The Science behind the Genius"
The author's books are always about making the lives of children, and their families, happy, interesting, satisfying, and geared to the stage of development of each child. Her experience in this area is broad and international. Susan has studied child development and happiness in many countries since her first trip through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in 1963. She has degrees in philosophy, comparative religions, and education. In London, England, in 1971 she was awarded the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) diploma for teaching children from 2.5-6 years of age. Since then she has earned 0-3 and 6-12 diplomas. Susan is a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, and education consultant. She continues to learn and to share her insights. For more information see her website www.susanart.net
I wish she would write more on this topic.