In her latest booklet Negotiating The Minefield: Obstacles That Endanger Cosmic Education, Phyllis Pottish-Lewis writes in her introduction: Done right, Montessori education is a truly wondrous thing for all concerned: the child, the teacher, the family, and society. But because its principles are so seamlessly integrated, it also is fragile. The slightest departure from its faithful implementation can fatally disrupt its operation. And the Montessori teacher is faced with a horde of such evils, sometimes of her own making, sometimes imposed on her. The purpose of this paper is to inspire teachers to recognize and confront such threats with the confidence that staunchly resisting them is worth the battle.

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