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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.