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dont buy this if you are training as a montessori teacher
on 20 October 2009
Calling all montessori teacher trainees, Do not buy this book as it is an abridged version and has cut out alot of the very important links that you need to understand between Montessori's theories and the theories of child developmentalists such as Piaget and his theory of Materialised Abstraction and the mathematical mind. This version is fine for parents interested in Montessori for use in home education or anyone who has just a passing interest but anyone who is a serious student and wanting to become a professional Montessori teacher dont touch it with a barge pole. I am training as a Montessori teacher and when i found out it had whole important sections cut out of it i felt cheated and ripped off. No where in the book or on the front or back cover does it specify that it is abridged. Best to go for a clio copy if you can because that version is not abridged. I dont dislike the absorbent mind, i love it! its just this version here of it i dont like, cant believe the publishers have got away with it. Now i have read the clio version realise how much info i missed out on.