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Die Montessori-Organisationen und die Schweiz [The Montessori Organizations and Switzerland]

Book Title: Hundert Jahre Montessori-Pädagogik, 1907-2007: Eine Chronik der Montessori-Pädagogik in der Schweiz [One Hundred Years of Montessori Education, 1907-2007: A Chronicle of Montessori Education in Switzerland]

Pages: 199-238

Elisabeth Rotten - Biographic sources, Europe, Jean Piaget - Biographic sources, Montessori movement, Montessori organizations - Switzerland, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: German

Published: Bern, Switzerland: Haupt Verlag, 2007

Edition: 1st edition

ISBN: 978-3-258-07092-6

Master's Thesis

A Comparison of Reading Attainment in Two First Grade Classes in a State and a Montessori School in Switzerland

Available from: Massey University - Theses and Dissertations

Comparative education, Europe, Montessori method of education, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: The main purpose of this study is to examine whether the age at which children start to learn to read affects their later progress - specifically, whether an earlier start at reading gives children an advantage when they enter first grade at the age of six years. The study was conducted in Zürich, Switzerland, and compared a first grade class in a local school with two first grade classes in a Montessori school. There were 42 participants aged between six and seven years, 22 girls and 20 boys. The children were given a series of alphabet knowledge, reading and phoneme tests at the beginning and end of the year to measure the reading progress of each group. It was found that although the Montessori children who had already attended the Montessori kindergarten had an advantage over the local children, this advantage was only significant for alphabet knowledge, and was not translated into a significant advantage in either phonemic awareness or reading ability. Reasons for this were considered including the relative efficiency with which children learned to read in German at the local school, possible failings in the Montessori instruction, and the fact that many of the local children had already learned to read at home before starting school something that may be related to the high socioeconomic status (SES) and home literacy environment (HLE) of both groups.

Language: English

Published: Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2015

Article

One Year's Experiment in Self-Activity at a New School in Switzerland

Available from: Internet Archive

Publication: New Era, vol. 5

Pages: 88-90

Europe, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: English

Article

More than One Way to Say It... [English Montessori School, Bern, Switzerland]

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

Pages: 20–21

Bilingualism, Europe, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: English

Article

International Notes; Switzerland

Available from: Internet Archive

Publication: New Era, vol. 14, no. 4

Pages: 112

Europe, Montessori method of education, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: English

Document

Declaration Judgment [by the Switzerland Federal Court] concerning the degeneration of the mark "Montessori" as claimed by Association Montessori Internationale [BGE 130 III 113]

Available from: Bundesgericht Tribunal Federal (Switzerland)

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) - History, Intellectual property, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History, Trademark dilution

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Language: German

Published: Nov 3, 2003

Article

En Suisse Romande: Montessori ou Fröbel? [In French-speaking Switzerland: Montessori or Fröbel?]

Publication: Pro Juventute, vol. 19

Pages: 257-258

Europe, Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: French

ISSN: 1012-7895

Article

La Rete di Maria Montessori in Svizzera [The Maria Montessori Network in Switzerland]

Available from: SUPSI

Publication: Annali di Storia dell'Educazione e delle Istituzioni Scolastiche, vol. 25

Pages: 163-180

Europe, Montessori method of education, Montessori movement, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: The penetration of Maria Montessori’s ideas in Switzerland is a typical case of a pedagogical transfer process. Since 1908, when the kindergarten inspector of Canton Ticino (italianspeaking Switzerland) Teresa Bontempi came in direct contact with Maria Montessori, there was a Montessori-network based on Ticino’s kindergarten system and on the Società Umanitaria (a socialist philanthropic foundation which organised the first Montessori-kindergartens in Milan). Teresa Bontempi’s early contacts with the Società Umanitaria made possible the introduction of Montessori’s method in all kindergartens in Ticino, and allowed the Umanitaria to have a good training for its kindergarten-teachers (trained by Teresa Bontempi herself). In 1913 the Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Geneva) joined the network. People moved then between different parts of the network, e.g. from the Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Teresa Bontempi’s courses in Bellinzona (Ticino), or from Ticino to the Umanitaria’s kindergartens in Italy. The network extended its influence also to german-speaking Switzerland. Maria Montessori herself was in direct contact with the network; in different moments, however, her attitude towards it changed deeply. In a first time, for example, she considered Teresa Bontempi a trustful partner for the penetration of her ideas in Switzerland; later she considered her a concurrent and blamed her for not using with fidelity the Montessori method. In 1932 Maria Montessori visited Switzerland for several public lessons, totally neglecting her consolidated local network. In the same year she founded, with the help of other, more orthodox but not locally anchored people, the Swiss Montessori Association. The Montessori method, after having a big number of followers, was soon marginalized and never regained the importance it had in the period from 1908 to 1931.

Language: English

Article

Graduation Address Elementary Course Baldegg [Switzerland]

Publication: Communications of the Association Montessori Internationale (1961-2008), vol. 2007, no. 2

Pages: 16–19

Europe, Switzerland, Trainings, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: Given in 2006

Language: English

ISSN: 1877-539X

Book Section

Die Anfänge der Montessori-Methode in der Schweiz [The Beginnings of the Montessori Method in Switzerland]

Book Title: Hundert Jahre Montessori-Pädagogik, 1907-2007: Eine Chronik der Montessori-Pädagogik in der Schweiz [One Hundred Years of Montessori Education, 1907-2007: A Chronicle of Montessori Education in Switzerland]

Pages: 25-88

Europe, Fascism, Giovannina Mattei-Alberti - Biographic sources, Maria Boschetti-Alberti - Biographic sources, Maria Valli - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Sister Irene Curti - Biographic sources, Switzerland, Teresa Bontempi - Biographic sources, Western Europe

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Language: German

Published: Bern, Switzerland: Haupt Verlag, 2007

Edition: 1st edition

ISBN: 978-3-258-07092-6

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