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NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
The following books give more in-depth information about Montessori education.
Kramer, Rita. (1976). Maria Montessori: A Biography. New York: Putnam's. Order online through Amazon.com.
Montessori, Maria. (1917). The Advanced Montessori Method (Vol. 1: Spontaneous Activity in Education;Vol. 2: The Montessori Elementary Material). New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Co. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
A collection of essays including both theory and practice at the elementary level.
Montessori, Maria. (1936). The Secret of Childhood. New York: Frederick A. Stokes and Co. Order current Orient Longman edition through NAMTA.
An introduction, both practical and theoretical, including observations and insights into the nature of young children.
Montessori, Maria. (1943). Education and Peace. Chicago: Henry Regnery. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
Essays including lectures from the 6th International Montessori Congress in Copenhagen in 1937.
Montessori, Maria. (1946). Education for a New World. Madras, India: Kalakshetra Publications. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
A discussion of the role of education in a changing world.
Montessori, Maria. (1948). The Discovery of the Child. Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA. U.S. edition can be ordered online through Amazon.com.
Early writings of Dr. Montessori highlighting the materials and the work of the child in the primary class (ages 3-6).
Montessori, Maria. (1955). The Formation of Man. (first published in the U.S. under the title Childhood Education, New York: New American Library.) Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
Dr. Montessori's approach to world literacy.
Montessori, Mario. (1966). The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education. Amsterdam: Association Montessori Internationale.
A classic essay on the imagination, the natural characteristics of the child, and the integration of human development and history.
Montessori Jr., Mario M. (1977). Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori. New York: Schocken Books. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
The ideas of Montessori from a philosophical, psychological, and educational point of view. Foreword by Buckminster Fuller.