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Does Preschool Curriculum Make a Difference in Primary School Performance: Insights into the Variety of Preschool Activities and Their Effects on School Achievement and Behaviour in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad; Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal evidence

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Early Child Development and Care, vol. 103, no. 1

Pages: 27-42

Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago

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Abstract/Notes: Preschool education is an important and much studied topic in developed countries, and of growing importance in the third world. Studies exploring preschool experience have noted positive effects when comparing children with access to preschool versus children without access, and effects of particular curriculum approaches over the length of primary schooling. This study adopts a focused sample, cross‐sectional design to explore the types of preschool experience available (denoted by types of preschool activities which equate broadly to curriculum approaches) and whether variation in preschool experience affects core curriculum (English, science, mathematics) performance and classroom behaviours throughout the years of primary schooling in Trinidad and when children complete their primary education in the form of a national ‘common entrance examination’ for entry into a stratified secondary school system. Results show that a large majority of the sampled children attended preschool and that most of the preschool experience was traditional and teacher centred. Neither child centred or teacher centred preschool activities affected academic performance in the core subjects during the primary school years or at the end of their primary school career. Type of preschool activity did affect teacher perception of behaviour in class. Child centred experience facilitated a social/peer orientation in children. High levels of teacher centred experience detracted from later relationships with teacher. Results were confounded by social class, with middle class children having most access to (the limited amount available) child centred preschool experience and performing at the highest academic and behavioural levels in the classroom although in limited numbers. The discussion questions the appropriacy of the various preschool activities for pupils within a cultural orientation of traditional upbringing and primary schooling practices.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/0300443941030103

ISSN: 0300-4430, 1476-8275

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Maria Montessori tra Modernisti, Antimodernisti e Gesuiti [Maria Montessori Between Modernists, Anti-Modernists, and Jesuits]

Available from: Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Institutional Repository

Publication: Annali di storia dell'educazione e delle istituzioni scolastiche, vol. 25

Pages: 27-73

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources

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Abstract/Notes: This article concerns Maria Montessori’s relationships with the Catholic world: in particular with members of Religious Congregations, from 1904 to 1924. Montessori wanted to found a religious Institute of Children’s Teachers, dedicated to educating according to her Method. The essay reconstructs the supports and oppositions that Maria Montessori had among the Jesuits. And the polemics by the anti-modernists against the Method. A favorable moment occurred with Pope Benedict XV . But a turning point came with Pius XI.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 1723-9672, 2612-6559

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Education in Movement: The Red Man and the White Man; Discipline and Gymnastics; Work and Gymnastics; Work; Voices; Talents; Precision; The Sensitive Age; Analysis of Movements; Economy of Movement; Fastening Frames; Other Means; The Line; Concurrent Exercises; Immobility and Silence; Open Roads; The Free Life; Reality; The Arrangement of Actions; Gymnastics and Games; Freedom of Choice

Book Title: The Discovery of the Child

Pages: 77-100

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: Formerly entitled The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in the Children's Houses. This book was first published in 1909 under the title 'Il Metodo della Pedagogia Scientifica Applicato all'Educazione Infantile nelle Case dei Bambini' ('The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in the Children's Houses) and was revised in 1913, 1926, and 1935. Maria Montessori revised and reissued this book in 1948 and renamed it 'La Scoperta del Bambino'. This edition is based on the 6th Italian edition of 'La Scoperta del Bambino' published by the Italian publisher Garzanti, Milan, Italy in 1962. M. J. Costelloe, S. J. translated this Italian version into the English language in 1967 for Fides Publishers, Inc. In 2016 Fred Kelpin edited this version and added many footnotes. He incorporated new illustrations based on AMI-blueprints of the materials currently in use.

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2017

ISBN: 978-90-79506-38-5

Series: The Montessori Series , 2

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Learning Through Movement: A Body Management Program for Pre-School and Elementary School Age Children

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: The Constructive Triangle (1965-1973), vol. 6, no. 4

Pages: 5-10

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Language: English

ISSN: 0010-700X

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Two Views of Neighborhood Schools: Kansas City, Vincent Questions Virtues of Neighborhood Schools; Minneapolis, Newuman Sees Possibilities Amid Community School Movement

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 9, no. 3

Pages: 9

Public Montessori

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Abstract/Notes: Frank Vincent discusses neighborhood schools in Kansas City, Missouri. Jean Neuman discusses schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Program Profiles [Clissold School, Chicago, Illinois; Bonneville Elementary School, Pocatello, Idaho; Reading Community School, Reading, Ohio]

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 1, no. 2

Pages: 9

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Primary Schools [Stepping Stones, North Western, Southside Primary School, Forestville Montessori School]

Publication: Montessori Matters, no. 1

Pages: 7

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori schools, Oceania

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Language: English

Conference Paper

Is There a Need for Handicraft in Preschool? Attitudes of Preschool Teachers and Parents on Including Handicraft Activities in the Regular Preschool Program

Available from: IATED Digital Library

INTED2020 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference

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Abstract/Notes: Alternative educational concepts evolved in response to classical educational methods in which children are placed in a passive position and the transfer of knowledge is cultivated as a form of teaching. Models of alternative pedagogy (Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, Agazzi) advocate developmentally appropriate practices which Bredekamp (1993) describes as a presence of different strategies, i.e., child-oriented behaviours of teachers and responding to the child's individual needs. In order to help each child to grow into a universal and competent individual from preschool age, it is necessary to encourage their imagination and creativity, as well as to acquire habits of cooperation and coexistence with other children. One of the activities which promote these desirable characteristics in children is handicraft. Many studies and findings in the area of neuroscience, multiple intelligences theories, and the aforementioned alternative pedagogical concepts emphasize the importance of handicraft and point out its benefits not only for children but for the entire community. However, such an approach to children's learning and activity is poorly represented in educational institutions. Therefore, the aim of the study was to examine the views of preschool teachers and parents on handicraft activities and its more frequent use in regular preschool programs. The survey was conducted by an anonymous questionnaire on a sample of 316 respondents, preschool teachers (N=141) and parents (N=175). The results of the study show that both preschool teachers and parents agree that certain elements of alternative concepts such as handicraft have a positive impact on the overall development of the child and that they are useful and practical life skills. They also agree that handicraft activities should be used in educational institutions to a greater extent. [Conference Name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference; ISBN: 9788409179398; Place: Valencia, Spain]

Language: English

Published: Valencia, Spain: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2020

Pages: 1511-1519

DOI: 10.21125/inted.2020.0499

ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8

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Schoolakties - schoolakties - schoolakties

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, no. 3

Pages: 50-52

Nederlandse Montessori Vereniging

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Language: Dutch

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A Class of Special Character [Montessori school-within-a-school, Arthur Street School, Dunedin]

Publication: Montessori NewZ, vol. 4

Pages: 9

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Language: English

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