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Moral Development in Montessori and Traditional Preschool Children: Does School Type Make a Difference?

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Abstract/Notes: This study investigates the moral development of thirty 5-year-old children in Montessori and traditional preschools. Data for the study were derived from five sources: an intelligence test; a perspective taking task; an altruism/helping task; an altruism/sharing task; and an interview for exploring moral reasoning. Two 30 to 45 minute sessions were used for data gathering. Comparisons were made between school type and across the total sample in regard to altruistic behavior, specifically helping and sharing; moral judgement, specifically positive justice reasoning; and cognitive perspective taking. Positive justice reasoning and altruistic behavior were not found to be affected by exposure to a Montessori or traditional school environment. Rather, results indicated that developmental influences alone determined reasoning and behavior, thus confirming developmental theories of moral growth, and suggesting as well that direct intervention or teaching may be more effective than environment in spurring moral growth.

Language: English

Published: [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1979

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Character and Moral Development

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 22, no. 2

Pages: 111-116

Early childhood education, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: Reflects on the ways in which children develop character as well as ways to foster moral development in elementary education communities. Includes a brief discussion of Robert Coles' documentation of moral intelligence in children, and lists several ways to aid the moral life of children in Montessori classrooms. (EV)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Universal Moral Development: The Basis for Human Unity and Peace

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 33, no. 1

Pages: 61–83

Child development, Ethics, Moral development

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Moral Development: From Cosmic Education to Adolescent Action

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 42, no. 3

Pages: 31-41

Cosmic education, Elizabeth Henke - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: "The most essential component to offering the children an education for peace is the emphasis on that which unites us." With this focus, Elizabeth Henke presents a picture of how Montessori students progressively develop a sense of moral, civic, and social responsibility. The foundation is set during the elementary years when children gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of all life and the commonalities between all people through Cosmic Education. The morality developed in elementary is refined during adolescence and is aided by coursework that is focused on current ethical issues and opportunities to participate in their school, local, and global communities. As they begin to place themselves into the world by thinking of themselves as citizens of their community and components of culture, their work for the betterment of that world gains relevance. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA Adolescent Workshop at the AMI/ USA Refresher Course, February 17-20, 2017 in Austin, TX.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Toward the Ultimate Goal of Peace: How a Montessori Education at the High School Level Supports Moral Development through Study and Community Life

Available from: ERIC

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

Pages: 161-192

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Abstract/Notes: This paper is the synthesis of Elizabeth Henke's four years of work from 2009-2013: three years at the high school and one year at the University for Peace. She summarizes, "A Montessori high school education should reveal to the adolescent a pathway to peace that is built on positive human relations and should provide opportunities for contributions to the community that result in experiences of valorization. The organizing principles of the universe and society are revealed in the core of each discipline, and a moral framework emerges before the adolescent when disciplines are explored with the help of experts." This is the first Montessori document that attempts to directly derive moral essentials from teacher interviews about formal high school disciplines that develop peaceful communication and action and bring an understanding of peace theory to students at the Montessori High School at University Circle, in Cleveland, OH.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Toward the Ultimate Goal of Peace: How a Montessori Educationat the High School Level Supports Moral Development through Study and Social Life

Publication: Whole School Montessori Handbook

Pages: 427–446

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Language: English

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The Montessori Curricular Appraoch to Moral Development

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 2

Pages: 10-18

Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Moral development

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Language: English

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School Leadership for Ethical and Moral Development

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 17, no. 1

Pages: 12

⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Social and Moral Development in Teacher Education

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 11, no. 2

Pages: 45–47

⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Montessori Education for Moral Development

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 12, no. 2

Pages: 94–99

⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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