CISM Foundation for Montessori Education
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Reading Session


The study of the following books by Dr. Maria Montessori is obligatory (and reading them prior to arrival is recommended):

1) The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 1 (Spontaneous Activity in Education)
and Vol. 2 (The Montessori Elementary Material)
2) To Educate the Human Potential
3) From Childhood to Adolescence
4) Education and Peace
5) The Child, Society and the World (unpublished speeches and writings)
6) The Absorbent Mind
7) The Formation of Man
8) Psychogeometry
9) Psychoarithmetic
10) The 1946 London Lectures
* Human Tendencies and Montessori Education by Mario M. Montessori Sr.
(pamphlet in the English language only and available in Bergamo).

All other books by Dr. Maria Montessori are also strongly recommended:
1) What You Should Know about Your Child
2) The Secret of Childhood
3) The Discovery of the Child
4) The Child in the Family
5) Education for a New World
6) Creative Development in the Child (2 volumes)
7) For historical reference: The 1913 Rome Lectures
* Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori by Mario Montessori Jr.

• It is recommended that textbooks be brought as a source of reference for each subject. Students could also bring a dictionary that gives etymologies.

Bergamo Skyline

"If the idea of the universe be presented to the child in the right way, it will do more for him than just arouse his interest, for it will create in him admiration and wonder, a feeling loftier than any interest and more satisfying. The child's mind then will no longer wander, but becomes fixed and can work." Maria Montessori