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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Montessori, Maria 1870-1952. Italian physician and educator who proposed a method of teaching young children that stresses the development of initiative and natural abilities.

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  • n. Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)

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