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Montessori Language Materials and Impact on Preschoolers' Language Development in Early Childhood Care and Development Centres (ECCDC) in Lagos State Nigeria
Available from: University of Lagos Library (Nigeria)
Publication: African Journal of Education and Behavioural Sciences, vol. 1, no. 1
Date: Jun 2016
Abstract/Notes: Languagge is one of the facilities that Preschoolers acquire in their early years and this is made possible by the interaction that they have with their environments - be it home, school where they grow and interact. To acquire language and develop vocabularies for communication, Montessori Language materials become invaluable tools for building and enhancing language versatility among preschoolers. Montessori materials like Large and Small Movable Alphabet boxes help in word building, while word lists help in vocabulary acquisition on a large scale. The study adopted descriptive survey and Quazi-experimental design. Four ECCDC were selected for the study; out of which two were used as experimental classes while the other two were used as control group. A total of 286 pupils from Lagos Education District 4 and 6 constituted the sample for the study. The treatment group was exposed to teaching and learning using the Montessori Language Materials (Large and Small Movable Alphabet boxes, word lists, phrases and sentence cards, etc.). The control group was also exposed to teaching and learning using the conventional instructional strategy. Instruments used for data collection were Public School Teachers' Questionnaire (PSTQ) and Pupils' Language Achievement Worksheets (PLAW). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as simple percentages, mean and standard deviation, whilst independent t-test and ANCOVA were used to test the hypotheses formulated. The study revealed that majority of the teachers in the study had no adequate preparation for the level of education where they teach; that the pupils that had practical sessions using Montessori Language Materials performed better in spelling, word building and reading activities and had larger number of vocabulary acquisition than their peers in the control group. The study also revealed that most of the teachers had no Montessori training and as such, they were unable to implement Montessori methods in their classrooms. Therefore, the recommendations include: that teachers should make the learning of language more practical by the use of diverse instructional materials that are age appropriate and allow pupils the opportunity to find out things for themselves. In addition, professional preparation of the early years' teachers should be extensive as to embrace and inculcate best practices in the course of their training so that they can be skillful and resourceful in dispensing their duties in the classrooms.
Language Development for Infants and Toddlers
Publication: Infants and Toddlers, vol. 2, no. 2
Date: Aug 1998
Pages: 5–6, 12, 14
Montessori and Language Development
Publication: National Catholic Kindergarten Review
Computers, Language Development, and Literacy and the Preschool Level
Publication: NAMTA Bulletin
Date: Mar 1999
A Comparison of Piaget and Montessori in Their Theories of Language Development / Piaget와 Montessori의 유아 언어발달론의 비교
Available from: RISS
Publication: 德成女大論文集 / Duksung Women's University Journal, vol. 9
Abstract/Notes: The views and claims of Piaget and Montessori on child language development are compared and studied in comparison with those of other scholars in linguistics and psycholingustics. Most of their views and claims are converging on the following points. First, language development is biologically determined, the linguistic environment having only a triggering effect for the activation of the innate capacity of language development. Second, language development has no direct effects but only indirect ones on intellectual development. Third, the critical period of language development is roughly between the ages of 2 and 10, and there appears an "explosive" period of language development between the ages of 2 and 3 These findings on language development are yet to be fully utilized in early childhood language education through extensive experimental researches.
Sprachentwicklung bei Montessori und in neueren Forschungsansätzen [Language development at Montessori and in more recent research approaches]
Book Title: Montessori-Pädagogik in Deutschland: Rückblick - Aktualität - Zukunftsperspektiven ; 40 Jahre Montessori-Vereinigung e.V. [Montessori Pedagogy in Germany: Review - Current Issues - Future Perspectives 40 years of the Montessori Association]
Published: Münster, Germany: Lit, 2002
Series: Impulse der Reformpädagogik , 7
Multistructural Model of Speech and Language Development in Montessori Pedagogy
Available from: ICLEL
2nd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for ALL-ICLEL 2016
Abstract/Notes: The goal of the article is to provide theoretical justification of the speech and language development multistructural model, analyse speech therapists’ opinion about the significance of various language development preconditions in the child’s speech and language development, as well as justify application options of the multistructural model in the Montessori pedagogy aspect. In Latvia every second or third pre-school aged child has insufficient or impaired speech and language development. Assessing the child’s language development, it has to be taken into account how it is influenced by the combination of different endogenous and exogenous factors, which lie into a diverse mutual interaction. The interaction model of factors in each individual case is different and it determines the individual character of the child’s language development process. The speech or language impairment is not quite often the leading (primary) symptom, but as a part of an illness, specific psychological or socially economic condition and is considered as a secondary phenomenon. In order to state all possible causes of the language development delay or impairment, their possible interaction and to work out an appropriate correction and development plan, the peculiarities of the speech and language development multistructural model of each individual case have to be found out. Understanding the reasons of the insufficient language development or impairment and their elimination, reduction or compensation guarantees a more efficient pedagogic or speech therapy correction process. However, teachers or speech therapists do not always observe it in their professional work, as still the main attention is being paid to the expressions of development insufficiency or impairment and not to the causal identification and decrease of their negative impact. Montessori pedagogy is as one of the methods, in which the holistic approach is implemented in the educational and also correction process, and thus also the speech and language development multistructural model.
Published: Sakarya, Turkey: ICLEL Conferences, Sakarya University Faculty of Education, 2016
Entwicklung der Sprache und sprachliche Erziehung [Language development and linguistic education]
Publication: Montessori: Zeitschrift für Montessori-Pädagogik, vol. 38, no. 1-2
Helping Your Child in their Language Development
Publication: Montessori Insights
How Can Art Appreciation Enhance the Self-Concept of Children in the Area of Language Development? (A Montessori Approach)
Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 7, no. 4
Date: Nov 1983