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Article

Performing Gender, Class and Nation: Rukmini Devi Arundale and the Impact of Kalakshetra

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: South Asia Research, vol. 39, no. 3_suppl

Pages: 61S-79S

Asia, India, Kalakshetra (Institute: Chennai, India), Rukmini Devi Arundale - Biographic sources, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Rukmini Devi Arundale, herself a choreographer and dancer, is considered one of the key figures in re-creating Bharatanatyam. Through her utopian arts colony, Kalakshetra, started during the movement towards Indian independence, she taught what she deemed to be a classical, religious and aesthetically pleasing form of dance. Her rejection of what she termed vulgarity and commercialism in dance reflects her Theosophical worldviews and her class position in a rapidly changing South India. The article examines the ways in which her understanding of Bharatanatyam developed in the context of contested forms of nationalism as a gender regime that contributed to creating proper middle-class, Hindu and Indian subjects. It also examines the impacts of this form of cultural heritage relating to gender, culture and nationalism in today’s globalised South Asian dance scenario.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/0262728019872612

ISSN: 0262-7280

Article

Managing the Use of Resources in Multi-Grade Classrooms

Available from: African Journals Online

Publication: South African Journal of Education, vol. 39, no. 3

Africa, Classroom environment, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Nongraded schools, Prepared environment, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: This study examined how teachers in multi-grade classrooms manage and use available resources in their classrooms. The study focused on multi-grade classrooms in farm schools in the Free State province of South Africa that cover Grades 1 to 9. The concepts “multi-grade classrooms” and “resources” are explained below. The availability and utilisation of resources in multi-grade classrooms is discussed in some depth. A qualitative research design was used to collect data. Interviews were conducted with 9 teachers who worked in multi-grade classrooms. The data reveals that the availability of resources has improved somewhat in the multi-grade classrooms surveyed; however, textbooks specifically meant for multi-grade classrooms are still lacking. The data also points to several other trends. For example, most multi-grade schools in the sample have insufficient resources. Where available, the resources are either under-utilised or used improperly. Furthermore, it is usually the case that learners are required to share resources across various grades. Moreover, teachers often use their personal resources to get their work done, and in this regard, smartphones play an important part. Finally, the study also reveals that teachers do try to use various types of resources to cater for different learning styles.Keywords: activity centres; classroom organisation; Montessori educational theory; multi-grade classrooms; resource corners; resources

Language: English

DOI: 10.15700/saje.v39n3a1599

ISSN: 2076-3433

Article

Miscellanea [Rukmini Devi Arundale]

Available from: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Publication: Times of India (Mumbai, India)

Pages: 11

Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Rukmini Devi Arundale - Biographic sources, Theosophical Society

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Language: English

Article

Introducing Our Contributors [A. M. Bernard, R. Joosten Chotzen, R. Chandra, B. N. Das, Dipti Devi, Joyce Goonesekera, Rajendra Gupta, A. M. Joosten, P. Lalkaka, A. M. Maccheroni, Mario M. Montessori, A. Patra, T. N. Siqueira, S. R. Swamy, K. E. Taraporewalla]

Available from: North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)

Publication: Around the Child, vol. 2

Pages: 83-85

Albert Max Joosten - Biographic sources, Anna Maria Maccheroni - Biographic sources, Asia, India, Mario M. Montessori - Biographic sources, Rosy Joosten-Chotzen - Biographic sources, South Asia

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Language: English

ISSN: 0571-1142

Article

Dr. Montessori Will Lecture for Adults

Available from: NewsBank - San Diego Evening Tribune Historical

Publication: San Diego Evening Tribune (San Diego, California)

Pages: 8

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Anna Fedeli - Biographic sources, Edith Little - Biographic sources, Helen Little - Biographic sources, Helen Parkhurst - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Mario M. Montessori - Biographic sources, North America, Panama-California Exposition (1915, San Diego, California), United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Includes a list of individuals assisting Montessori with her work in San Diego. Also, reports on a 10-lecture series Montessori provided: "For the benefit of mothers, teachers and all others interested, Dr. Montessori has decided to offer a short course of ten lectures and two demonstrations of the use of the didactic appareatus, to begin Wednesday, July 7th, at 3:30 p.m. in the lecture room, at the normal school. Those interested in this course should make personal application on Monday and Tuesday, between the hours of 2 and 3, in the afternoon, in Dr. Montessori's office at the normal school, where they may learn the nature of the work and the requirements for admission. This short course has been arranged in response to the many requests that have been made for it by persons unable to take the advanced course which was begun in Los Angeles and will be continued in San Diego and, later, in San Francisco, for about four months. The first public address by Dr. Montessori will be given at the exposition on the afternoon of July 12, which has been set aside by the exposition management as 'Education Day.'"

Language: English

Article

Rukmini Devi's Birthday - February 29

Available from: International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP)

Publication: The Theosophical Worker, vol. 5, no. 3

Pages: 57-60

Asia, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, South Asia, Theosophical Society

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Language: English

Article

Wanda Dynowska-Umadevi: A Biographical Essay

Available from: Theosophical History

Publication: Theosophical History, vol. 5, no. 3

Pages: 89-105

Theosophical Society, Theosophy, Wanda Dynowska-Umadevi - Biographic sources

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Language: English

ISSN: 0951-497X

Book Section

Note to Saraladevi Sarabhai (April 12, 1945)

Available from: Gandhi Sevagram Ashram

Book Title: The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi

Pages: 169

Asia, India, Mahatma Gandhi - Biographic sources, Mahatma Gandhi - Correspondence, Mahatma Gandhi - Writings, Saraladevi Sarabhai - Biographic sources, Saraladevi Sarabhai - Correspondence, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: In this note to Sarabhai, Gandhi expresses his view that strict implementation of the Montessori system, including Western clothing, is something that he does not agree with.

Language: English

Published: New Delhi: Publications Division, Government of India, 1999

Edition: Electronic Book

Volume: 86 (4 March, 1945 - 28 May, 1945) of 98

Book Section

Letter to Saraladevi Sarabhai (Sevagram, January 21, 1945)

Available from: Gandhi Sevagram Ashram

Book Title: The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi

Pages: 312

Asia, India, Mahatma Gandhi - Biographic sources, Mahatma Gandhi - Correspondence, Mahatma Gandhi - Writings, Saraladevi Sarabhai - Biographic sources, Saraladevi Sarabhai - Correspondence, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Gandhi includes a reference to Montessori in this letter: "Of course I know sister Montessori very well although I may say I have not read any of her writings."

Language: English

Published: New Delhi: Publications Division, Government of India, 1999

Edition: Electronic Book

Volume: 85 (2 October, 1944 - 3 March, 1945) of 98

Article

Introducing Our Contributors [Mrs. R. Joosten Chotzen, Chittaranjan Chakravarti, Smt. Dipti Devi, A. M. Joosten, Signa. A. M. Maccheroni, Mario M. Montessori, Km. Arati Patra, S. R. Swamy, Km. Khursheed E. Taraporewalla, Sm. K. Venkataraman]

Publication: Around the Child, vol. 1

Pages: 72-73

Albert Max Joosten - Biographic sources, Anna Maria Maccheroni - Biographic sources, Asia, India, Rosy Joosten-Chotzen - Biographic sources, South Asia, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 0571-1142

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