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Education News Archive - May 17, 2008

By Drake, Meg At the turn of the 20th century, Maria Montessori called for "a revolution in society's approach to human development" (Montessori, 1966). She advanced a precise, scientifically based theory that has stood the test of time, decade after decade.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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