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Montessori

[mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree] /ˌmɒn təˈsɔr i, -ˈsoʊr i; Italian ˌmɔn tɛsˈsɔ ri/
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Maria
[muh-ree-uh;; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə;; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/ (Show IPA),
1870–1952, Italian educator.
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Montessori

/ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ; Italian montesˈsɔːri/
noun
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Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children
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Word Origin and History for Montessori

1912, in reference to the system of education through free but guided play, devised 1907 by Italian educationist Maria Montessori (1870-1952).

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