Philosophy of Education

Special Episode: The Life of Maria Montessori - A conversation with Cristina De Stefano

Episode Summary

In this special episode, Cristina De Stefano joins us to discuss her new biography of Dr. Maria Montessori, The Child is the Teacher. Listen to hear about what drew Cristina to investigate the life of this fascinating, accomplished, and complicated woman. Cristina De Stefano is an accomplished journalist and writer. She lives and works in Paris as a literary scout for many publishing houses around the world. Her books Belinda e il mostro: Vita segreta di Cristina Campo (2002) and Americane avventurose (2007) have been translated into French, German, Spanish, and Polish. Her biography Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend was published by Other Press in 2017. Her most recent work, The Child Is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori, was published by Penguin Random House on March 8, 2022.