Education: Montessori in Copenhagen

Above the green, copper roofs of Copenhagen in the grey-spired Christiansborg palace, home of the Danish Parliament, a dumpy old lady last week rapped a distinguished gathering to order. Before her sat 203 representatives from 21 nations, including France's bouncing Edouard Herriot, Czechoslovakia's venerable Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, England's Leaguophile Viscount Cecil of Chelwood. The meeting was boycotted by totalitarian Russia, Germany and Italy, but when the old lady, peering sharply from behind high baskets of pink and red roses, began to speak, it was in full-throated Italian. At 67, Dottoressa Maria Montessori...

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