Maria Montessori is a major thinker in education. This title offers an account of Montessori's educational thought. It is divided into: intellectual biography, critical exposition of Montessori's work, and, the reception and influence of Montessori's work and the relevance of the work.
Dr Marion O'Donnell has been involved in the Montessori movement in Queensland for the past thirty years, filling the roles of Queensland Co-ordinator of MWEI (Aust.) Inc., Secretary of the Queensland Montessori Association (which accorded her a Life Membership), and acting year-by-year as Examiner, Tutor and Workshop Presenter for MWEI. Her professional worklife has been in teaching after training at Jordanhill Scotland, with extended periods in Scotland, NSW, Ontario and Queensland. During the 1980s and 1990s, she worked as lecturer/tutor at the Queensland University of Technology and as Researcher/Tutor at the University of Queensland. Her Montessori credentials include a Nursery School Diploma (St. Nicholas, London); the Mont. Dip. Preschool/Primary (MWEI, California); the Dip.of Mont. Educ. (MWEI Aust.)
"'... a very valuable contribution to the Continuum Library of Educational Thought.' Donald Christie, Professor of Childhood and Primary Studies, University of Strathclyde"