Montessori

[ mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈsɔr i, -ˈsoʊr i; Italian ˌmɔn tɛsˈsɔ ri /
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noun

Ma·ri·a [muh-ree-uh; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/, 1870–1952, Italian educator.

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Montessori

/ (ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ, Italian montesˈsɔːri) /

noun

Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children
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Montessori

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

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