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Article

African Harmony [Durban, South Africa]

Publication: Montessori Courier, vol. 3, no. 5

Pages: 24–25

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Language: English

ISSN: 0959-4108

Article

Theosophical School in South Africa; A Letter from the General Secretary

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

Publication: Theosophical Messenger, vol. 20, no. 6

Pages: 130

Africa, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Theosophical Society, Theosophy

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Abstract/Notes: "I wish to let you know of a [Theosophical Society] educational activity started in Pretoria in charge of our member, Miss E. J. Clarke, Higher Froebel Certificate, and one with a wide experience both in this country and in England. A charming house has been taken, surrounded with beautiful gardens. Here Miss Clarke is conducting a Montessori school for small children..."

Language: English

Article

Winds of Change [The Willows school, Bordeaux, South Africa]

Publication: Montessori Education, vol. 8, no. 6

Pages: 20–21

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Language: English

ISSN: 1354-1498

Master's Thesis

An Analysis of Early Childhood Development Programmes in South Africa

Available from: University of South Africa - Institutional Repository

Africa, Comparative education, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: This study constitutes an attempt to describe and analyse the quality of selected early childhood development programmes in South Africa, and provide criteria by which the quality of programmes could be assessed. The need for, and importance of, providing quality early childhood development programmes is highlighted. The influence of educational pf:lilosophies on programmes is recognised, hence the total development of the child and educational philosophies related thereto are discussed. Factors and components within programmes that contribute to high quality are explored. Moreover, criteria by means of which quality early childhood development programmes may be assessed, are provided. In this regard criteria for the formulation of aims, selection and the organisation of content, assessment, role of the teacher and parent involvement in programmes are suggested. It is against these criteria that selected early childhood development programmes in South Africa are described and analysed. programmes conclude the study.

Language: English

Published: Pretoria, South Africa, 1996

Article

The Montessori Home School, Rondebosch, South Africa

Publication: The Call of Education / L'Appel de l'Éducation / La chiamata dell'Educazione: Psycho-pedagogical Journal (International Organ of the Montessori Movement), vol. 1

Pages: 255-258

Africa, Constance Marriott - Biographic sources, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: Includes mentions of: Mrs. Leigh; Miss Constance Marriott; "Mrs. Leigh persuaded Miss Marriott to come out to South Africa, and in Ocxtober 1916, the first Montessori School was started in this sub-continent"; "The Home School comprises thge Montessori Garden Day School of 40 pupils and the Children's Hostel (the first of it's kind in South Africa), which can accommodate 20 children, from 2 years of age to 10 for boys and 12 for girls."

Language: English

Article

Montessori in South Africa: The Challenge, the Dream, and the Promise

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 24, no. 1

Pages: 61-68

Africa, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses the history of the Montessori movement in South Africa. Outlines the contributions and learnings from Montessori's 21 years in South Africa. Asserts that Montessorian actions in Africa have relevance to Montessori internationally. (JS)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Report

Multigrade Teaching: A Review of Selected Literature and Implications for Teacher Education and Training in South Africa

Africa, Nongraded schools, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Language: English

Published: [S.I.], 2008

Report

Montessori in South Africa: An Overview of Needs and Development

Africa, Montessori method of education, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Language: English

Published: [S.I.], 1995

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Exploring South African preschool teachers’ roles and responsibilities with executive functions

Available from: AOSIS Publishing

Publication: South African Journal of Childhood Education, vol. 12, no. 1

Pages: Article 1141 (9 pages)

Africa, Early childhood care and education, Executive function, Montessori method of education, Preschool education, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Teachers

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Abstract/Notes: South African studies based on school readiness found that most children who commence formal schooling (from Grade 1) lack the basic skills needed to adapt within the learning environment – these include having challenges to follow instructions, work autonomously or focus on a task. The national guideline for teaching children between birth to 9 years does not specify how early childhood education programmes can facilitate or strengthen executive function (EF) skills through structured play. Structured play, can be understood as play activities that require guidance and instructions for completion. During the activities, the participants have to follow instructions in order to attain the outcome. Hence, there is a need to explore how EF skills can be developed through structured play. From our understanding, EF is an individual’s cognitive ability to regulate thoughts and actions needed to complete a task. Executive function skills assist learners to adjust and work effectively later (Grade 1) in a formal learning environment to perform academically. The study was conducted at preschool sites that follow different educational approaches. They are Montessori, National Curriculum Framework (NCF), Reggio Emilia and Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) preschools. The preschools are situated in affluent suburbs of Pretoria, Gauteng. In this article, learners refer to children aged 4 years in the Grade RRR class. A qualitative multiple case study design was utilised. We interacted with two teachers from four schools who followed different educational approaches. The data collection techniques included individual semi-structured interviews, lesson observation and document analysis, whilst photographs and field notes were taken when the teacher-participants interacted with learners during a planned learning experience. The generated data sets were inductively analysed and interpreted using the theoretical frameworks of sociocultural theory and metacognition. The interpreted data sets revealed that the preschool teacher-participants can facilitate EF using games, songs, movement exercises or racing competitions. The participants explained that indoor, outdoor and learning experiences facilitated EF skills such as self-regulation, working memory and cognitive flexibility during structured play. There is a need for preschool teachers to identify EF in the curriculum and know how to link and intentionally include the skills in daily learning experiences. This will ensure learners acquire EF and apply it in formal learning environments. The contribution to the body of scholarship is the development of guidelines for teachers to intentionally and explicitly develop EF skills using structured play. We confer that teachers play a role in enabling fun, engaging and hands-on activities that promote the acquisition of EF in the early years.

Language: English

DOI: 10.4102/sajce.v12i1.1141

ISSN: 2223-7682

Article

From Infancy to Graduate School: A Sustainability Institute for All Seasons in South Africa

Available from: Association Montessori Internationale

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2020

Pages: 242-247

Africa, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustainability

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Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319

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