Maria Montessori (1870-1952) is known as an educator of extraordinary originality and innovation, the one who revolutionized the school concepts of the time and ’freed’ the children, revealing their, until then largely unknown, potential.
We owe her a new concept of the child, a new way of understanding both teaching and the training of teachers. Her famous method is used all over the world, more abroad than in Italy, her native country, and finds echoes and reflections even where it is not officially mentioned. In this book are explored aspects of her life and the personality of the great pedagogist is investigated and highlighted: her struggles for Feminism and for the right of women to vote, the complex relationship with Mussolini and the Fascist regime, the certainly suffered contradiction who did not allow her, who dedicated her whole life to the children, to keep her son Mario – born from a free relationship with a colleague – with her. There are also chapters on Maria Montessori’s relationship with Theosophy and Theosophical society and the almost ten years spent in India. A broad and complete portrait of a personality complex and bearer of many lights but also of some shadow, like any other human being, such as was Maria Montessori: a woman who fully lived her era, overcoming it and projecting herself towards modern times.
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Journalist and writer specialized in the field of paranormal, esotericism, mysticism and spirituality, she is the author of about twenty essays on these themes and of a novel, Weimar forever (Mediterranean Editions, 2000). She is director of Luce e Ombra, the oldest Italian magazine of parapsychology, and participates in international conferences and radio and television programs.
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