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Master's Thesis

Respectful Relationships: How Does the Montessori Environment Foster Relationships with Respect?

Available from: Auckland University of Technology Library

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., New Zealand, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: This study investigates the phenomenon of respect through examination of the literature and observation of lived experience in two Montessori environments in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Utilising a case study approach, the thesis seeks to reveal the nature of respectful relationships and how these are fostered in two Montessori early childhood centres. A qualitative approach is used to study the social setting in order to understand the meaning of participants’ lives in their own terms. This design makes explicit the ways people come to understand and manage day-to-day situations. A phenomenological method was employed to look beyond the details of everyday life in order to draw upon the lived experiences of the participants. The technique of bracketing observations required the researcher to suspend assumptions and common-sense explanations concerning the experience. This assisted the researcher to encounter the observations independently and reduced bias. The findings reveal four aspects that work in conjunction with the child’s natural development to foster respect: A prepared environment and the child’s freedom within that environment serve to demonstrate how the respectful relationship can be supported and fostered in individuals. In addition, the development of a mutual relationship based on recognition of the child's capabilities; and freedom of movement within the environment work in conjunction to foster respect for self, others and the environment. Information for the case studies was recorded by video camera. Relationship building prior to data collection alleviated fears associated with the video recording and provided more insight into participants’ lived experiences. In conjunction, video data provided a record of moments in time for review and reflection. Future research may seek to provide comparison of the outcomes of practice in differing situations but a key point in this research was an emphasis on non-judgmental acceptance of each Montessori environment. The research sheds light on situations in which teachers, other adults and children develop respectful practice(s). The study indicates how Montessori philosophy and nature intertwines to achieve reciprocal and respectful relationships between all involved in this approach to education and life.

Language: English

Published: Auckland, New Zealand, 2013

Article

Kvetching Respectfully: Social Media Complaining

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 24, no. 1

Pages: 15–16

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Abstract/Notes: includes photo

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Report

Preschoolers' Attitudes Toward Their Respective Early Childhood Programs

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to compare the attitudes of preschool children toward their program experiences and school adjustment, in order to ascertain whether differences existed among program type, age, and gender variables. A total of 90 preschool boys and girls 3 to 5 years of age from a church-related program, a Montessori program, and a Head Start program participated in the study. Children were surveyed using a self-report instrument, and teachers rated the children's adjustment to school environments. Results indicated that the attitudes toward program experiences of those children in the church-related program were different from those of children in the Montessori and Head Start programs. Results suggest that, in view of the increased emphasis on early childhood programs and the establishment of numerous preschool programs, such programs for young children should be evaluated from many points of view, including that of the preschool child.

Language: English

Published: [S.I.], 1986

Article

Respect This House

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 23, no. 2

Pages: 7-9

Mario M. Montessori - Writings, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Recounts an anecdote about Maria Montessori's series of radio talks about children given during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. They illustrate the obtrusive nature of political oppression. As a result of these radio talks, Maria Montessori gained the title "Friend of the Children." (KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Nurturing the Respectful Community through Practical Life

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 1

Pages: 63-80

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Joen Bettmann's depiction of practical life exercises as character-building reveals how caring, careful, and independent work leads to higher self-esteem, more concern for others, better understanding for academic learning, and a self-nurturing, respectful classroom community. Particular aspects of movement and silence exercises bring out what Joen calls the child's "quiet soul," the contemplative and reflective side of life that brings peacefulness and a state of grace. [Excerpted from a presentation given at the NAMTA conference titled The "Casa dei Bambini on the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century," October 7-10, 1999, Arlington, VA. Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 25,1 (Winter, 2000): 101-116.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Nurturing the Respectful Community through Practical Life

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 25, no. 1

Pages: 101-116

Child development, Cognitive development, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, Practical life exercises, Self-esteem in children

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses the importance of Montessori's Practical Life exercises for building character and self-esteem, more concern for others, better understanding for academic learning, and a self-nurturing, respectful classroom community. Considers aspects of movement and silence exercises for developing the child's contemplative and reflective nature that brings peacefulness and a state of grace. (JPB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Parents as Partners: Creating a Culture of Respect and Collaboration with Parents

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 1

Pages: 129-137

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Parents as partners is a slight digression in title from the grace and courtesy theme of the journal, but it builds its argument around the concept of cooperative relations between the parents and the school. Sarah speaks of the perception of the teacher and parents as each being unique and particular to the life and personality of each child. The teacher must see the positive in the child and have a natural respect and dignity so both want to act for the greater good and, likewise, must treat the parents as wanting to make their own contribution to their child as part of the whole-child community. Sarah goes on to suggest that diverse views of the same child are one of the most valuable offerings of a school. These varying perspectives override the linear view that assumes one perspective, which can be one-dimensional, reductionist, and can lead to labeling. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Grace, Courtesy, and Civility Across the Planes," Portland, OR, March 13-16, 2014.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Doctoral Dissertation

L'héritage des pédagogies de Maria Montessori et de Friedrich Fröbel dans les classes enfantines valaisannes, respectivement dans le Valais romand et dans le Haut-Valais [The legacy of Maria Montessori's and Friedrich Fröbel's pedagogies in Valais infant classes, respectively in Valais Romand and Haut-Valais]

Available from: Haute École Pédagogique du Valais

Friedrich Fröbel - Biographic sources, Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History

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Abstract/Notes: Dans notre travail de recherche nous nous sommes intéressée à l’héritage des pédagogies de Maria Montessori et de Friedrich Fröbel dans les classes enfantines valaisannes, respectivement dans le Valais romand et le Haut-Valais. Pour ce faire, nous avons tout d’abord proposer une brève partie historique. Cette partie a permis de comprendre comment les noms de Maria Montessori et de Friedrich Fröbel sont entrés dans la pédagogie de notre pays et dans celle de notre canton. De plus, nous avons retracé l’évolution des institutions enfantines dans notre pays. Étant donné que nous cherchons à définir l’héritage de ces deux pédagogies originnelles dans l’enseignent en enfantine de nos jours, il nous a fallu décrire ce qu’est l’école enfantine actuellement. Pour cela, nous avons utilisé les plans d’études en vigueur dans notre canton, à savoir le Plan d’études romand (Valais romand) et le Lehrplan 21 (HautValais). Puis, nous avons présenté les principes et les caractéristiques qui régissent les pédagogies de Maria Montessori et Friedrich Fröbel. Les concepts mis en évidence nous ont permis d’établir deux tableaux de synthèse des concepts des pédagogues qui étaient nos outils principaux pour l’analyse des données. Toute notre partie empirique nous a permis d’analyser les concepts des pédagogies de Maria Montessori et de Friedrich Fröbel grâce aux discours des enseignantes rencontrées et de les interpréter. À la fin de ce travail, nous avons obtenu des résultats qui nous ont permis de répondre à notre question de recherche. / In our research work we are interested in the heritage of the pedagogies of Maria Montessori and Friedrich Fröbel in the Valais child classes, respectively in Valais Romand and Haut-Valais. To do this, we first propose a brief historical part. This part has made it possible to understand how the names of Maria Montessori and Friedrich Fröbel entered the pedagogy of our country and that of our canton. In addition, we traced the evolution of children's institutions in our country. Given that we seek to define the heritage of these two original pedagogies in teaching in kindergarten today, we had to describe what kindergarten is today. For this, we used the study plans in force in our canton, namely the Plan d’études romand (Valais romand) and the Lehrplan 21 (Haut Valais). Then, we presented the principles and characteristics that govern the pedagogies of Maria Montessori and Friedrich Fröbel. The concepts highlighted allowed us to establish two summary tables of the concepts of the pedagogues which were our main tools for the analysis of the data. All our empirical part allowed us to analyze the concepts of the pedagogies of Maria Montessori and Friedrich Fröbel thanks to the speeches of the teachers met and to interpret them. At the end of this work, we obtained results that allowed us to answer our research question.

Language: French

Published: Saint-Maurice, Switzerland, 2016

Blog Post

Respect, empathy, and nonviolent communication: a look into Montessori teaching

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Abstract/Notes: Elly McCarthy is a teacher at Pacific Crest School, a Montessori school in Ballard. RadioActive’s McKenna Kilayko talked with Elly about practicing empathy-based communication and interaction in the classroom.

Language: English

Published: Mar 21, 2023

Article

Respect Life

Publication: Parenting for a New World (AMI/USA), vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 1-2

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Language: English

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