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Montessori Education in LatAm


JUNE, 2012 Premium Article Montessori education is a widespread and well-known method for teaching young children. Developed by the Italian doctor-Montessoricum-pedagogy theorist Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, it spread from Italy to most corners of the globe over the next 100 years, becoming particularly popular in the US as one of the most successful alternative education models of recent decades. Designed to foster autonomy, creativity and spontaneity, among other characteristics often lacking in traditional school settings, Montessori education has garnered attention not only from progressive-minded parents but anyone who values healthy development and innovation, including entrepreneurs and business managers. A recent blog post on the Harvard Business Review website, for instance, is entitled “Develop Leaders the Montessori way.&rdqu.....




 
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