Maria Montessori – The Absorbent Mind

The present volume is based on lectures given by Dr. Maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first training course to be held after her internment in India, which lasted till the end of World War II. In it she illustrates the unique mental powers of the young child, which enable him to construct and firmly establish within but a few years – without teachers, without any of the usual aids of education, nay, almost abandoned and often obstructed – all the characteristics of the human personality.