In this compelling case for the Montessori method, this resource explains the correlation between contemporary research-based educational theory and Dr. Montessori’s observation – based insights into human learning and development. Key Montessori principles are illustrated with case studies and independent research results. Independent validation is powerful support for recognition of the Montessori method within the traditional educational establishment. Includes chapter summaries; all research and references cited in the appendix. Paperback, 404 pages.