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[mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree] /ˌmɒn təˈsɔr i, -ˈsoʊr i; Italian ˌmɔn tɛsˈsɔ ri/
[muh-ree-uh;; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə;; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/ (Show IPA),
1870–1952, Italian educator. Unabridged
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  • This is the social aspect, which finds its explanation in Dr. Montessori's own story of her first school.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • No serious discussion of the Montessori system can avoid these questions.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • This supposed superiority of the Montessori apparatus over the kindergarten games is, however, more apparent than real.

  • Not many of them will expect that the Montessori method will regenerate humanity.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • The teaching of Froebel and Montessori holds good after nursery days are over.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • The households they were brought up in were no more average households than a Montessori school is an average school.

  • The proposal, mentioned above, of a feasible combination of the Montessori system and the kindergarten may now be set forth.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • The second paper should turn at once to the Montessori method of teaching.

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • In connection with the muscular sense, may be recalled that portion of the Montessori apparatus known as the weight tablets.

British Dictionary definitions for Montessori


/ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ; Italian montesˈsɔːri/
Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children
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Word Origin and History for Montessori

1912, in reference to the system of education through free but guided play, devised 1907 by Italian educationist Maria Montessori (1870-1952).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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