Maria Montessori – The Discovery of the child
Maria Montessori describes the nature of the child and her pedagogy. She believes that once the general principles of her education have been grasped, the parts dealing with its material application are extremely simple. Gone are teachers who wear out their lungs maintaining discipline, the verbal instruction has been replaced by ‘materials for development’, which affords children the opportunity of teaching themselves by their own efforts. The teacher thus becomes a director of the children’s own spontaneous work.