This book is Montessori's own exposition of the theory behind her innovative educational techniques. She shows parents, teachers and administrators how to "free a child to learn through his own efforts".
About the Author
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the first Italian woman to obtain an MD, was one of the great pioneers in studying the intellectual development of the young child. Her many writings include The Absorbent Mind.
J. McV. Hunt (1906-1991) was a prominent educational psychologist and was the author of Personality and the Behavior Disorders.