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01 September 2016 @ 05:09 am
Maria Montessori

Thanx to A Mighty Girl, via med_cat
msrat1900 on September 2nd, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
Montessori was a great teacher, but: 1) She allowed her methods to become commercialized and thus restricted to people who could afford them, rather than the poor for whom they were designed. This was largely the doing of her clone, Mario Montessori, her son, who had no father, or at least none she ever admitted to. But she did not protest.

And 2) Her methods, designed to teach the poorest of the poor, people whose homes contained *no printed matter of any kind*, are now almost entirely restricted to the children of the well-to-do, not to say rich.

But they are good methods, in fact great methods, and ought to be in universal use.