The Absorbent Mind


By Maria Montessori
Published: ​May 2017
ISBN​​:​ 978-81-929891-8-1

Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy is set out in this book which is considered her seminal work. Drawing on the work of the greatest minds of her time she presents a vision of the young child not as helpless and needy, but as a powerful being who from the moment of birth has the limitless potential for the construction of a harmonious adult. This book is not only important to students of Montessori work but also to all those who take an interest in human development and its implications for a better future for all of humanity. The vision presented in these pages reiterates her optimistic vision of a caring society in which freedom and responsibility play an equal role.