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Article

Schools in Europe [visited during 8th International Montessori Congress, San Remo, Italy, August, 1949]

Publication: The Montessori Magazine: A Quarterly Journal for Teachers, Parents and Social Workers (India), vol. 4, no. 3

Pages: 31-42

Conferences, Eastern Europe, Europe, International Montessori Congress (8th, San Remo, Italy, 22-29 August 1949), Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

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Language: English

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Gli albori dell'era nuova: Maria Montessori e il movimento progressista in Europa [The dawn of the new era: Maria Montessori and the progressive movement in Europe]

Book Title: Storia dell'educazione occidentale [History of Western Education]

Pages: 431-443

Eastern Europe, Europe, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano: Mondadori, n.d.

Volume: 3

Article

Missions to Europe [Croatia, Romania, Lithuania]

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 8, no. 4

Pages: 10

Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Public Montessori, Romania, Southern Europe

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Language: English

Article

European Roots of the First Psychology Clinic in North America

Available from: Hogrefe

Publication: European Psychologist, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 44-50

Americas, Lightner Witmer - Biographic sources, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Lightner Witmer (1867-1956) founded the first psychology clinic in Philadelphia 100 years ago, in March 1896. Even though he was an American, he readily acknowledged some European roots of his work. Witmer earned his Ph.D. at the University of Leipzig, Germany, under Wilhelm Wundt. He was encouraged by his Philadelphia mentor, James McKeen Cattell, to focus on individual differences in the tradition of Francis Galton of England. Witmer modeled his clinical interventions after the previous efforts of J.R. Pereira, J.M.G. Itard, and Edouard Seguin of France and Maria Montessori of Italy. The consequences for modern psychology of Witmer's idea that psychologists should use their knowledge to help people individually were noteworthy. Clinical psychology is today the most common psychology specialty in Europe and, indeed, in much of the world. However, Witmer's concept that clinical psychologists should be trained at the doctoral level is as yet far better accepted in North America than it is elsewhere.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040.1.1.44

ISSN: 1016-9040 1878-531X

Book

Understanding Sustainability in Early Childhood Education: Case Studies and Approaches from Across the UK

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

England, Europe, Northern Europe, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sustainability, United Kingdom, Wales

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Abstract/Notes: This unique book explores research related to education for sustainability within early childhood education in the United Kingdom. Divided into the four home nations, it examines what education for sustainability looks like in practice, discusses the different application and positions of each region, and considers the contribution of early childhood education to support the Sustainable Development Goals. Each chapter considers the relevant early years framework and includes associated case studies which highlight connections between statutory guidance, policy and positive early years pedagogical practice. The authors use an education for sustainability lens to explore the critical issues and explicit and implicit links embedded in each of the curricula frameworks. Each chapter acknowledges the context of outdoor learning with discussion related to different interpretations of ecological sustainability. This exploration should help readers to consider the idea of sustainability within early childhood education. The book considers early childhood education as a distinct and valuable phase beyond the readiness for school discourse and recognises the importance of having skilful and knowledgeable adults to work with young children from birth. It offers a unique resource for students, practitioners, leaders and researchers engaged in the study of education for sustainability in early childhood and the importance of the early years for the development of life-long pro-environmental attitudes.

Language: English

Published: New York: Routledge, 2017

Edition: 1st

ISBN: 978-1-315-64250-5

Article

Fairy Tales, Children’s Books and Schools in Sweden and Italy in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Historical Comparisons and Pedagogical Remarks

Available from: Università di Bologna

Publication: Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica / Journal of Theories and Research in Education, vol. 9, no. 2

Pages: 39-56

Europe, Italy, Montessori method of education, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Southern Europe, Sweden

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Abstract/Notes: This paper examines some historical parallels in the field of children’s literature and education between Sweden and Italy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sweden and Italy are at the opposite ends of Europe, but they exhibited some interesting similarities in children’s book and pedagogy during those decades. Suffice it to say that two of the most important European education experts of the time – the Swede Ellen Key and the Italian Maria Montessori – were in relationship, appreciated each other’s work and exchanged ideas and remarks on educational and social issues. Parallels cannot obscure the large differences between the two nations, but there were also convergences that must be examined: researches on folktales, mass education and education of the élite were important issues in both countries. Moreover the convergences will intensify further in the coming decades, because Sweden and Italy belong to the same European context.

Language: English

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1970-2221/4362

ISSN: 1970-2221

Article

Il pensiero di Maria Montessori e la scuola europea. 2

Publication: Vita dell'Infanzia (Opera Nazionale Montessori), vol. 20, no. 4

Pages: 6-7

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 0042-7241

Article

Il pensiero di Maria Montessori e la scuola europea. 1

Publication: Vita dell'Infanzia (Opera Nazionale Montessori), vol. 20, no. 3

Pages: 3-6

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 0042-7241

Article

International Notes [Europe, Russia, China, India, New Zealand, Central/South America]

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 20, no. 3

Pages: 11

Americas, Asia, Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Central America, China, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, Montessori movement

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Language: English

Article

The European Roots of Early Childhood Education in North America

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: International Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 18, no. 1

Pages: 6-21

Americas, Canada, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., North America

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Abstract/Notes: Early childhood education in North America is currently in a state of flux. While Piagetian approaches to early childhood education curricula seem to predominate in North America today, some of the influences of the other paradigms discussed below are still in evidence. The idea of nurturing children as well as educating them has endured, even with the new cognitive focus. The concept of curricula appropriate to a child’s developmental level, first introduced by Froebel, has remained an important idea. The Montessori method has enjoyed a renaissance in North America, and specially designed curricula for the disabled has been re-established as the norm, after Itard’s and Seguin’s pioneering examples. Yet, new issues in early childhood education have arisen in North America. There is a great debate on the effects of day care, the changing family, the possibility of “hurried children”, and the role of state support in a “universal” child care system. The recent Report of the task force on child care in Canada reviewed many of these issues, and used data on child care arrangements in a number of European countries compared to canada and the United States in much of its discussion. It is not surprising, given the history of models of child care which have come from Europe to North America, that North Americans are once again looking across the Atlantic for fresh ideas.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/BF03176578

ISSN: 0020-7187, 1878-4658

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