Bertrand Russell Contribution To Montessori

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Bertrand Russell was born at Trelleck, Wales on May 18, 1872. He was at the same time, a philosopher, mathematician a historian and a literary figure. Russell also wrote many books on different subjects. His book, which become world famous is “Principia Mathematica.” Besides this, he also wrote books on education and history. He also won the Nobel Prize in 1950. Russell also agrees that aim of education should be produce good men and good society. Character formation envisages power functioning of four essential elements or qualities. These are : Vitality, Courage, Sensitiveness and Intelligence. The first six years of life are very important regarding the child’s future development. For acquisition of knowledge the intellectual abilities are necessary in him ----- Curiosity, Open- mindedness, Faith in acquisition of knowledge, Perseverance, Concentration of attention, Patience and Exactness. The curriculum for boys and girls within 14 years of should consist of all those thinks which everyone must learn. Education should be provided to interests of children. The teacher has to function as a guide. Students should be given sufficient opportunity for independent work. The university has to fulfill two major aims ----- 1) To prepare workers for specialized professions and 2) To advance researches in various areas. Russell highly accepted the concept of discipline of Montessori. Key words: Life and works, educational concept, aims and characteristics, methods, university
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