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Article

Democratic Classroom Communities

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 15, no. 4

Pages: 333-351

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Abstract/Notes: I explore democractic communities using the classroom community as a metaphor. I suggest that democracies do justice to individuals as well as groups, because of the democratic focus on the interconnected, interdependent, interactive relationship that exists between selves and communities. However, the concept of ‘community’ has problems and contradictions as well. Through the examples of Summerhill and Montessori schools it is easier to see a necessary quality of democratic communities that needs highlighting. That quality is caring. Making the connection between democracy and caring is what this article uniquely offers to the lively discussion on communities and selves.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/BF00368491

ISSN: 1573-191X, 0039-3746

Doctoral Dissertation

A Hermeneutic Exploration: Designing Grassroots Montessori Teacher Education Courses for Resource Limited Communities

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: This study documents a Montessori teacher education program in three Nicaraguan villages. In each village, the researcher observed the implementation of a teacher education program designed by Montessori Phoenix Projects, and carried out research conversations with local participants. The data collection process spanned a period of one and one-half years. The resulting framework is designed to inform the implementation of grassroots teacher education courses serving resource-limited communities. The framework presents learning points essential for teacher education programs appropriate to childhood education within the Montessori tradition in resource-limited communities. These points include creating context, identifying breakdowns, generating possibility, and using a mimetic construct of time in curriculum development. Additionally, the results of this research offer insights for evaluation, arguments for the essential incorporation of tradition in socioeducational development, and methods in which collaboration with community members, NGOs, and educational authorities can move beyond the limitations of traditional forms of development. The works of Arendt, Gadamer, Geertz, Habermas, Herda, and Ricoeur inform the research and analysis. The research framework is comprised of the theoretical constructs of breakdowns (Arendt 1961), mimesis (Ricoeur 1984), and dissipation (Janstch 1980). Within this framework ontological resources are brought to light and serve as the progenesis to make new the old environment and bring imagined worlds of possibility to life. By converting breakdowns into new, recognizable forms through everyday language, options carrying hope for the future become visible. A critical aspect of these options involves understanding another's world. This study presents a unique model for making a difference in the lives of people who live in culturally diverse communities. Moreover, the model is not burdened by the traditional budget and personnel restraints associated with most development models. The framework presented in this dissertation may assist education reform consultants who work in developing countries and who are committed to give a voice to those people who commonly are not heard.

Language: English

Published: San Francisco, California, 2002

Article

To Save Displaced Children and Young Refugees: Montessori’s Early Initiatives for Children at Risk

Available from: Association Montessori Internationale

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2020

Pages: 18-25

Displaced communities, Erica Moretti - Writings, Refugees, White Cross

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Language: English

Article

Resilient Communities: An Ecological Perspective

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 1

Pages: 81-88

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Abstract/Notes: Tom Wessel's view of interdependent local ecologies lays out a conceptual framework for human communities and corporations. His rich examples of biodiversity provide great metaphors for how competition and negative conditions can be transformed by natural cooperation and can lead to self-organized, self-managed natural communities that are sustained by emergent systems and can co-evolve. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Nature and Human Development," Seattle, WA, March 10-13, 2011.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Video Recording

Preparation for Life: Montessori Infant-Toddler Communities

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Abstract/Notes: Preparation for Life: Infant-Toddler Communities takes you inside three renowned Montessori infant-toddler programs in St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois and White Plains, New York to see how the Montessori approach nurtures the emotional, physical and intellectual growth of small children. Sensitive periods, the need for movement, order, language development, the prepared environment, separation and the role of the adult in the classroom are all covered. Filmed at Hope Montessori Infant Toddler Community, Monessori Children's Center at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Seton Montessori Infant Toddler House.

Language: English

Published: Yellow Springs, Ohio, 2009

Article

The Prepared Adult as the Key to the Montessori Approach for Indigenous Communities of Australia

Available from: AMI Montessori Digital

Publication: Montessori Articles (Montessori Australia Foundation)

Pages: 1-26

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Oceania

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Language: English

Article

The Prepared Adult as the Key to the Montessori Approach for Indigenous Communities of Australia

Publication: Communications of the Association Montessori Internationale (1961-2008), vol. 2006, no. 1

Pages: 21–45

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Oceania

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Language: English

ISSN: 1877-539X

Article

Montessori and the Indigenous Communities of Australia

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 82

Pages: 18–19

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori Children's Foundation

Language: English

Article

"The Mooseheart": A Township of Hope for the Displaced Child in USA

Publication: The Montessori Magazine: A Quarterly Journal for Teachers, Parents and Social Workers (India), vol. 4, no. 4

Pages: 27-30

Mooseheart (United States of America), Orphanages

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Abstract/Notes: This article is about Mooseheart, Illinois.

Language: English

Article

Transforming Children, Families and Communities

Publication: Montessori Insights

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Language: English

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