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Montessori, Maria

[ (mon-tuh-sawr-ee) ]
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An Italian educator of the twentieth century. Montessori schools are based on her educational ideas, which stress development of a child's own urge for creation and accomplishment. Most Montessori education takes place in preschool and kindergarten.

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