Education: Return of Montessori

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Last week at Rome, in the Via Monte Zebio, a plump little woman in rusty black clothes stood up to receive the approval of Fascist officialdom, the applause of learned contemporaries, the acclaim of 100 disciples from 21 nations. Dottoressa Maria Montessori had come home, after 16 years, to reinaugurate her Theoretical & Practical Training Course on Child Education, under the auspices of the Italian Government. An honorary member of the Fascist party since 1926, she had been recalled by Il Duce himself, elected by the Ministry of Education to...

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