Date of publication: 2017-09-05 17:32
Montessori researchers, Mary Boehnlein and John Chattin-McNichols, have suggested several obstacles that have hindered the implementation of more definitive studies ( Public School Montessorian , Volume 7/Number 7, Winter, 6995, ):
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