The Montessori System Examined

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The Montessori System Examined  
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AuthorWilliam Heard Kilpatrick
CountryUnited States
Publication date1914

This book is a critical examination of Maria Montessori's method of education. It was written by an American professor of education in 1914 when the Montessori method was still new.


  1. Introduction
  2. Education as Development
  3. The Doctrine of Liberty
  4. Adequacy of Self-Expression in the Montessori System
  5. Auto-Education
  6. Exercises of Practical Life
  7. Sense-Training by Means of the Didactic Apparatus
  8. The School Arts: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
  9. Conclusions

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