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General Information

Name:  Paula Polk Lillard  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Dayton , Ohio

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Biographical and Professional Information

Paula Polk Lillard is the author of Montessori Today and Montessori in the Classroom. She is cofounder and director of the Forest Bluff School in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Montessori, a modern approach.
ISBN: 0805209204. OCLC Number:

Schocken Books. New York,. [1972]

Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child? Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.

Montessori today :
ISBN: 0805240993. OCLC Number:

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Describes the theory and practice of the educational program, emphasizing developmental flexibility, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity for elementary school students.

Montessori in the classroom :
ISBN: 0805210873. OCLC Number:

Schocken Books,. New York :. ©1997.

Presents the day-by-day journal entries of a teacher at a Montessori school, showing how teachers teach and how students learn in these classrooms; covers such topics as class life, language, math, gifted children and children with disabilities, and personal development.

Montessori from the start :
ISBN: 0805211128. OCLC Number:

Schocken Books,. New York :. ©2003.

What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Illustrations.



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