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America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst, and Adelia Pyle

Available from: Springer Link

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, Helen Parkhurst - Biographic sources, Margaret Naumburg - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This book traces the early history of the Montessori movement in the United States through the lives and careers of four key American women: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst, and Adelia Pyle. Caught up in the Montessori craze sweeping the United States in the Progressive era, each played a significant role in the initial transference of Montessori education to America and its implementation from 1910 to 1920. Despite the continuing international recognition of Maria Montessori and the presence of Montessori schools world-wide, Montessori receives only cursory mention in the history of education, especially by recognized historians in the field and in courses in professional education and teacher preparation. The authors, in seeking to fill this historical void, integrate institutional history with analysis of the interplay and tensions between these four women to tell this educational story in an interesting—and often dramatic—way.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54834-6

Series: Historical Studies in Education

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America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst, and Adelia Pyle [book review]

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Educational Review, vol. 73, no. 5

Pages: 664-666

Book reviews, Montessori method of education - History

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2021.1887559

ISSN: 0013-1911

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Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle, by Gerald L. Gutek and Patricia A. Gutek [book review]

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Women's Studies, vol. 50, no. 4

Pages: 416-418

Book reviews, Montessori method of education - History

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/00497878.2020.1870461

ISSN: 0049-7878

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America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle [book review]

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: History of Education, vol. 51, no. 5

Pages: 766-768

Book reviews, Montessori method of education - History

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2021.1998655

ISSN: 0046-760X, 1464-5130

Book Section

Adelia Pyle: From Montessori Disciple to Padre Pio Disciple

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 185-216

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Montessori method of education - History, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Unlike George, Parkhurst, and Naumburg, Adelia Pyle’s role in the early history of the Montessori movement came from discipleship rather than education. Trained as a directress in 1913, Pyle, the daughter of a wealthy New York family, became Montessori’s faithful aide and translator. From 1915 to 1919, the Pyle family was the principal financial contributor to the Montessori Promotion Fund founded by Maria Montessori. The fund purchased the American House of Childhood which manufactured and sold Montessori’s didactic materials. However, the Pyle family’s withdrawal of financial support, due to a conflict between Adelia’s mother, Adelaide McAlpin Pyle and Maria Montessori, had a devastating effect on the expansion of the Montessori Method in the United States. While living and traveling with Montessori, a Roman Catholic, Adelia, a Presbyterian, converted to Catholicism. In 1923, she met the famous Padre Pio, a charismatic Roman Catholic priest in Italy, who was acclaimed as bearing the stigmata, the wounds of the crucified Christ. Adelia Pyle, who seemed to seek the role of disciple, had found a new master. She transferred her allegiance from Montessori to Pio and was his disciple for forty-five years. She died on April 26, 1968 in San Giovanni Rotondo. There has been a movement to have her canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

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A Study in Personality: Montessori and George, Naumburg, Parkhurst and Pyle

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 59-68

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, Helen Parkhurst - Biographic sources, Margaret Naumburg - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This chapter analyzes the personal interactions of the principal characters—George, Naumburg, Parkhurst and Pyle—and an over-powering fifth woman, Maria Montessori. The analysis of the interplay, the personal relationships, and the tensions between these principals, is integrated with the institutional history of educational organizations, schools, and events. George, Naumburg, Parkhurst, and Pyle arrived at the Montessori training courses believing their instructor, the greatest educator in the world, was truly “an educational wonder worker.” A complex multidimensional person, Montessori, determined to control what she had created, expected total loyalty, almost fealty and submission, from her trainees. Montessori’s demanding personality caused tension with her four students that affected the establishment of her method in the United States.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

Archival Material Or Collection

Box 11, Folder 39 - Manuscript Fragments, n.d. - "Dr. Montessori having Afternoon Tea with Miss Adele Pyle…"

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: This document references a photograph of Maria Montessori and Adele (Adelia) Pyle. The photo is in "Photographs" section of the Standing Collection.

Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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マリア・モンテッソリ年譜(改訂版) [Maria Montessori Chronology/Biographical Notes (Revised Edition)]

Available from: Fuji Women's University - Institutional Repository

Publication: Fuji Joshi Daigaku Kiyou. Dai 2-bu / 藤女子大学紀要. 第II部 / The Bulletin of Fuji Women's College (Series 2), no. 46

Pages: 69-100

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History

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Language: Japanese

ISSN: 1346-1389

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Transgresje w biograficznych doświadczeniach wybitnych pedagogów: Marii Montessori i Janusza Korczaka [Transgressions in the biographical experiences of outstanding pedagogues: Maria Montessori and Janusz Korczak]

Available from: dLibra

Publication: Podstawy Edukacji [Fundamentals of Education], vol. 10

Pages: 13-32

Educators, Janusz Korczak - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources

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Abstract/Notes: Transgressions are innovative and creative activities. They allow people to go beyond the limits of their current functioning, thus gaining new areas of activity or creating new values. Motivation specific to transgression is hubristic motivation. The article analyzes the biographical experiences of outstanding pedagogues. – Maria Montessori and Janusz Korczak. Maria Montessori – Italian physician, education system creator and Montessori pedagogy based on the needs of the child. Transcendental biography of Janusz Korczak – doctor, pedagogue, writer, journalist, visionary. Biographies contain different spaces of transgressive activities: personal, professional, social, creative, literary. They concern the concept of education, methods of pedagogical work with the child. The accomplishments of outstanding pedagogues include immutable values.

Language: Polish

DOI: 10.16926/pe.2017.10.02

ISSN: 2081-2264

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Wanda Dynowska-Umadevi: A Biographical Essay

Available from: Theosophical History

Publication: Theosophical History, vol. 5, no. 3

Pages: 89-105

Theosophical Society, Theosophy, Wanda Dynowska-Umadevi - Biographic sources

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Language: English

ISSN: 0951-497X

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