Contemporary Relevance of the Educational Philosophy of Maria Montessori

Authors(1) :-Pratima

Education is the most important and powerful instrument invented by mankind to shape and mould he in a desirable manner. Any modification brought about in the behaviour of an individual, as a result of his interaction with the environment, constitutes learning. The history of the world proves that education has been the root cause for any change which takes place in the social, cultural, spiritual, political and economic aspects of human life. It is education, which not only transforms the human animal into a rational human being, but also prepares and develops him to survive and adjust with surrounding so as to lead his personal as well as social life successfully.

Authors and Affiliations

Department of Education, Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana, India

Contemporary Relevance, Educational Philosophy, Maria Montessori

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 2 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 73-75
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184137
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Pratima, " Contemporary Relevance of the Educational Philosophy of Maria Montessori, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.73-75, January-February-2018. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST184137
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