The Montessori system examined by William Heard KilpatrickThe Montessori system examined by William Heard Kilpatrick

The Montessori system examined

byWilliam Heard Kilpatrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... II EDUCATION AS DEVELOPMENT That education should be considered as a development from within is a principal doctrine with Madam Mohtessori. The idea, of course, is an old one. Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Froebel are among its most conspicuous exponents. The value of this point of view in the formation of our present educational practice is undoubted. The limitations of the doctrine, however, have not always been clearly seen. Education as development has been likened to the care given to some rare and unknown plant. The gardener seeks to discover and supply the conditions under which the plant can show its character or nature most completely. But the analogy is clearly deficient, else anger and other ugly or erratic impulses should be expressed as completely and directly as those we prize more highly. The ill odor attaching to the word "whim" illustrates the point and shows the way. Life, indeed, consists in the expression of what we are, but under such conditions that the net result shall, in the long run, bring the fullest expression to all concerned. The conditions under which this proper expression may take place--so far as these have originated with man--make up the content of the cultural environment. Man has learned certain ways of doing things that he might the better express himself. This is as true of clothing, shelter, methods of procuring and preparing food, of art and literature, as it is of ethical concepts and legal procedure. The "funded capital of civilization" consists exactly of all the devices thus far contrived for the fullest expression of what we are, for our fullest possible development. Education is thus, in truth, the completestV possible development of the individual; but the / task of securing such a development is as...
Title:The Montessori system examinedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217600689

ISBN - 13:9780217600682