Cultural Model

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Montessori

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Under Construction I am not very organized or methodical in my reading. Web pages seem like a good way to keep track of the various threads I'm pursuing so I can find my way back to the main one--I'm trying to understand the context in which Montessori worked, so I can better understand what she wrote and where she got her ideas. To keep track of my reading, I write down quotes I find interesting and add thoughts in brackets as they occur to me. My goal is to one day have more notes than quotes on these pages, and maybe even develop something coherent and interesting. Until then, the "under construction" icon will remain as a warning for those who might mistakenly think there's something readable on these pages.

Feminism

[Montessori's feminism gave her a different perspective on anthropometry. She analyzed data by looking at the ratio of brain size to body size instead of raw brain size, concluding that women have superior brain power.]

[Her ability to reason from a perspective other than that of an adult male might also have helped her in developing her concept of sensitive periods, which is different from the developmental stages proposed by others including Spencer, Dewey and Piaget in that it assigns special abilities to kids during different stages of life rather than viewing development as movement from a less advanced state (less rational, less capable, less emotionally mature) to a more advanced state.]