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Montessori Comes to America


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Acknowledgments Prologue Chapter 1: The Evolution of Women's Leadership Chapter 2: The Radical Life of Maria Montessori Chapter 3: The Peripatetic Life of Nancy McCormick Rambusch Chapter 4: Montessori and Her Method Come to America Chapter 5: Montessori Education Returns as a Social Movement

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Phyllis Povell is a professor emerita and former director of the Early Childhood Program at Long Island University. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in history of education/comparative education. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in many academic journals. Povell has spoken at countless professional conferences nationally and internationally and was an invited keynote speaker at the First International Conference of the Chinese Montessori Society in Jinan, China.


Worth the attention of historians as well as Montessorians.... Offers a great deal of vivid documentation.... [and] accurate, well-documented and vivid portrays of the lives of two fascinating women. For Montessorians seeking information on the founding and promotion of the movement in the United States, it is a must-read. For scholars seeking an introduction to the movement's history, it is a reliable and engaging resource. Because it reaches beyond legend and fable, the book opens a door to further research among scholars of multiple disciplines. * Public School Montessorian *

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