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THE ADVANCED MONTESSORI METHOD * SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITY IN EDUCATION BY MARIA MONTESSORI AUTHOR OF "THE MONTESSORI METHOD," "PEDAGOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY," ETC. TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN BY FLORENCE SIMMONDS NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS Copyright, 1917, by Frederick A. Stokes Company All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages. Printed in the U.S.A. CONTENTS CHAPTER I a survey of the child's life Laws of the child's psychical life paralleled by those of its physical. Current objections to a system of education based upon "liberty" Hygiene has freed the infant from straps and swaddling clothes and left it free to develop Education must leave the soul free to develop Principle of liberty in education not a principle of abandonment The liberty accorded the child of to-day is purely physical. Civil rights of the child in the twentieth century. Removal of perils of disease a step toward physical liberation Supplying the child's physical needs is not sufficient Child's social rights overlooked in the administration of orphan asylums Poor child's health and property confiscated in the custom of wet nursing We recognize justice only for those who can defend themselves How we receive the infants that come into the world. Home has no furnishings adapted to their small size Society prepares a mockery for their reception in the shape of useless toys PAGE 1 2 5 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 Child not allowed to act for himself Constant ...
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