Montessori Middle School: The Erdkinder

Luz Casquejo Johnston

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Montessori Education is over a century old. Since its inception, Montessori schools have been opened worldwide. While most are pre-schools serving three to six-year-old children, many people aren’t aware that Montessori spoke and wrote about middle level education before her death in 1952. Her concept for the Erdkinder, an intentionally designed learning environment for the adolescent ages twelve to fifteen, is described in this essay.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalMiddle Grade Review
StatePublished - Dec 2019


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