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Article

Die Montessori-Methode in England [The Montessori Method in England]

Publication: Montessori-Nachrichten

England, Europe, Great Britain, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Language: German

Report

Workforce Composition, Qualifications and Professional Development in Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care Settings in England

Available from: Open University

England, Europe, Great Britain, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Abstract/Notes: In England, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is largely characterised by a high proportion of young, female employees with lower than average qualification levels to comparable sectors, high staff turnover, poor pay, and restricted professional development opportunities, while carrying out demanding and responsible work. Within this context, the research reported here examined the workforce, professional development and qualifications of Montessori settings within the Montessori Schools Association (MSA) in England compared to the general ECEC sector in England. An online survey with a mix of closed and open text questions using the Qualtrics survey tool was administered through MSA from February - Summer 2020. A response rate of 22% was achieved with 77 responding settings. Key messages from findings were: Montessori settings reported well qualified, experienced staff and higher Ofsted ratings; nonetheless there were threats to maintaining qualification levels, difficulties in professional development and poor external recognition of Montessori qualifications; the future supply of trained Montessori workforce was insecure and currently has limited diversity; Montessori provision was more likely to be in areas of lower disadvantage and, within settings, higher qualified staff were most likely to be deployed with older children.

Language: English

Published: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 2020

Doctoral Dissertation

An Analysis of Documents Pertaining to the Influence of Maria Montessori's Work on the Infant and Elementary Schools of England and Wales, 1910 to 1933

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

England, Europe, Great Britain, montessori-in-wales, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History, Northern Europe, United Kingdom, Wales

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Abstract/Notes: Did the work of Maria Montessori have an influence on the educational methods used in the infant and elementary school classrooms in England and Wales between 1910, when her work was first publicized in England, and 1933, when the Consultative Committee of the Board of Education published its report on Infant and Nursery Schools? To answer this principal question the following factors are considered: the effect on educational practices of the slow development of government provided education, the characteristics of the British Infant School, the social and political circumstances which were effecting education in 1910, the nature of Montessori's fame, and the official reaction to Maria Montessori and her work. For information concerning the methods actually being used in the classrooms from 1928 to 1933, the primary sources are memoranda submitted during that period to the Consultative Committee on the Primary School and to the Consultative Committee on Infant and Nursery Schools. The documents were analyzed for references to Montessori, for evidence of teachers having attended Montessori training courses, and for descriptions and advocacy of classroom methods which, according to a definition given by the Consultative Committee in its published report, reflect a Montessori influence. Eleven of thirteen Junior School Inspectors, six of thirteen Infant School Inspectors, and eleven of sixteen Heads of Infant Schools, according to the criteria used, advocate Montessori methods for more than half of the curriculum areas which they discuss. This evidence from the memoranda submitted to the Consultative Committees, combined with conclusions drawn from historical evidence, indicate that Maria Montessori did have considerable influence on the schools of England and Wales.

Language: English

Published: Mansfield, Connecticut, 1981

Doctoral Dissertation

Montessori Education in Nurseries in England: Two Case Studies

Available from: British Library - EthOS

England, Europe, Great Britain, Montessori method of education, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Abstract/Notes: The study explored Montessori education in nursery schools in England. A case study strategy was employed to gain in – depth knowledge of the Montessori Method of Education practiced in two nursery schools with a small purposive sample of teachers, parents, nursery owner, Montessori governing board member and children. A qualitative approach was utilised and involved semi structured interviews with teachers, parents, nursery owner and Montessori governing board member as well as the observation of children and document interrogation. The collection of these qualitative data focused on how the teachers conceptualised best practice in Montessori education, how children learn, the role of the teacher, the nature of teacher – children interactions that occur and how the prepared learning environment in the nursery aligns with Montessori philosophy. The major findings were that the teachers’ conceptualisation of best practice revealed a measured understanding and this appeared based on the teachers not having attained certified Montessori trained teacher status. Further to this, the children’s learning was underpinned by Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and Montessori principles mainly achieved through teacher –led/ initiated activities and group activities. Fewer opportunities were afforded for either child initiated activities, individual paced learning and independent access to materials. The role of the directress in the settings, which mainly focused on fulfilling routine nursery duties, did not appear to differ significantly from the teacher’s role in other early years settings. Their roles did not mirror the Montessori teacher role description which lays premium on observing children, preparation of the learning environment and acting as a crucial link between the children and the prepared environment. Again, the nature of directress (teacher) – child interactions that occurred in the settings evidenced respect for the child to some extent and was underpinned by a combination of autonomy support and control. The prepared environment in both nursery exhibited some level of conformity to the Montessori ethos but more evidently, in Nursery A than Nursery B. The findings suggested that important consideration be given to staff training to enable attainment of formal Montessori certification and the Early Years Professional Status to ensure proper interpretation and implementation of the EYFS guidelines in Montessori contexts. Similarly, resolving identified areas of seeming mismatch between Montessori principles and the EYFS provision should be prioritised at Montessori governing level.

Language: English

Published: Bangor, Wales, 2012

Book Section

Berichte der nationalen Montessori-Gesellschaften über die jahre 1975 und 1976: Dänemark; Deutschland; England; Frankreich; Holland; Irland; Italien; Schweden [Reports of the National Montessori Societies for 1975 and 1976: Denmark; Germany; England; France; Holland; Ireland; Italy; Sweden]

Book Title: Die Montessori-Pädagogik und das behinderte Kind: Referate und Ergebnisse des 18. Internationalen Montessori Kongresses (München, 4-8 Juli 1977) [Montessori Pedagogy and the Handicapped Child: Papers and Results of the 18th International Montessori Congress (Munich, July 4-8, 1977)]

Pages: 387-399

Conferences, Denmark, England, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, International Montessori Congress (18th, Munich, Germany, 4-8 July 1977), Ireland, Italy, Netherlands

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Language: German

Published: München: Kindler, 1978

ISBN: 3-463-00716-9

Article

Observations across the Globe: London, England [Maria Montessori Training Organisation]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter

Pages: 3–6

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Language: English

Article

The Gateway School [Great Messenden, Bucks, England]

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1961, no. 3/4

Pages: 11–12

England, Europe, Great Britain, Northern Europe, United Kingdom, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Bodiam Manor School [Sussex, England]

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1960, no. 2

Pages: 28

England, Europe, Great Britain, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Montessori Movement in England

Available from: Internet Archive

Publication: New Era, vol. 9, no. 34

Pages: 75-76

Claude Albert Claremont - Writings, England, Europe, Northern Europe, Montessori method of education, Montessori movement, Northern Europe, United Kingdom

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Language: English

ISSN: 1087-1195

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The Montessori Conference [Report of Conference at East Runton, England]

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: Educational Times and Journal of the College of Preceptors, vol. 67, no. 641

Pages: 418-419

England, Europe, Great Britain, United Kingdom, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

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