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Article

Attention

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 41, no. 3

Pages: 367-371

Maria Montessori - Writings, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: "The Advanced Montessori Method, Volume 1" was published in 1918 in English and is considered a seminal work along with "The Montessori Method." In the foreword to this book, Mario Montessori writes: "...the refulgent figure of the child, Dr. Montessori pointed out, who had found his own path to mental health, who spontaneously and joyfully had taken to learning at an early age, has caught the general attention anew." He refers to the immense power of auto-education and the dawning of a new science to bring a fuller understanding of all the traits of early childhood through observation including environment, attention, will, intelligence, and imagination. Attention refers to the stimulus that captures the child's focus or can be the attention propelled by an "internal impulse" or "spiritual hunger." It drives the child to repeat an exercise with attention fixed so intently from object to object that the initial learning brings a new kind of intense engagement. [Reprinted from "The Advanced Montessori Method, Volume 1" (1918). Kalakshetra Press (1965): 123-130. Reprinted with permission from Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Nature Engagement and Students' Attention and Experience in School: A Proposal for New Research in Montessori Schools

Publication: NAMTA Bulletin

Pages: 1-5

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

Book Section

La concentrazione dell'attenzione e la sua portata nell'odierna pedagogia [The concentration of attention and its importance in today's pedagogy]

Book Title: Maria Montessori e il pensiero pedagogico contemporaneo [Maria Montessori and contemporary pedagogical thought]

Pages: 199-206

Conferences, Helene Helming - Writings, International Montessori Congress (11th, Rome, Italy, 26-28 September 1957)

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Abstract/Notes: This speech was delivered on September 27, 1957 at the 11th International Montessori Congress (Rome, Italy).

Language: Italian

Published: Roma, Italy: Vita dell'infanzia, 1959

Article

Kids Korner [poems by children]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 21, no. 1

Pages: 6–7

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation

Everyday Spirituality: Supporting the Spiritual Experience of Young Children in Three Early Childhood Educational Settings

Available from: Massey University - Theses and Dissertations

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Child development, Comparative education, Montessori schools, New Zealand, Oceania, Spirituality, Waldorf schools

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Abstract/Notes: The focus of this research is the spiritual experience of young children in early childhood educational settings. Spirituality is included in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, but is a relatively unarticulated aspect of educational practice. In order to find out how spirituality is supported in early childhood educational contexts this qualitative case study research took place in three early childhood settings: a Montessori casa, a private preschool and a Steiner (Waldorf) kindergarten. The methods used in the research included participant observation, interviews and focus groups. The teachers were asked to make a video about spirituality to reflect their own context and photographs were taken in each setting. The metaphor of spiritual landscape is used in this research. In this landscape everyday experience merged with the spiritual to form the concept of everyday spirituality. The cultural theories of everyday life supported a realisation that ordinary daily activity can become wonderful and mysterious when the spiritual dimension is realised. The themes that emerged from analysis of the case studies are conceptualised as transformative aspects of learning and relationships. They are aspects of everyday spirituality identified as spiritual withness; spiritual inbetweenness; and the spiritually elsewhere. Representing spiritual experience is challenging. The thesis is written in narrative form and contains core narratives as prose and poems. Using writing as a means of discovery made communicating spirituality through the medium of words a possibility. Spirituality is proposed to be an inclusive concept that affirms a sense of connection and this thesis found that all pedagogical practices in early childhood settings have the potential to include a spiritual aspect. In Aotearoa New Zealand many children lead their everyday lives in the context of an early childhood environment that includes teachers and parents as part of that community. This thesis argues that when everyday spirituality permeates early childhood contexts that all aspects of the curriculum are realised and the spiritual experience of everyone connected to that setting is supported.

Language: English

Published: Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2007

Article

The Montessori Model in Puebla, Mexico: How One Nonprofit Is Helping Children

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 20, no. 1

Pages: 20-25

Americas, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico

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Abstract/Notes: In this article, the author discusses how the JUCONI Foundation in Puebla, Mexico is helping children. (JUCONI is an acronym for "Junto con los Ninos", or "Together with the Children)." This Mexican nongovernmental organization (NGO) has been successfully working with distressed families and children in Puebla since 1989. For the JUCONI Foundation, success means breaking destructive cycles of poverty and abuse, and reintegrating children and parents into society, where it is possible for them to attain education and steady jobs. With a success rate greater than 80 percent, JUCONI has been recognized for its innovative work by such organizations as UNESCO, the World Bank, the European Union, the British government, and the International Youth Foundation. The JUCONI Foundation helps 350 children and 150 families a year. The JUCONI Day Center offers educational and therapeutic services to families and children (up to age 13) working in the markets and provides a Montessori model of education for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Children attend a child-friendly center where they engage in activities designed to foster their creativity, curiosity, and independence. Based upon the guiding principle of fostering a love of learning in children through self- and teacher-initiated experiences, the JUCONI Day Center benefited from the teachings of an experienced guide who played a key role in the implementation of the Montessori model. The Montessori model for the younger children prepares them for the challenges of public education. It is an integrated program designed to help the children realize their emotional, cognitive, social, and physical potential, so they can benefit more from the services available to them.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Newsboard: Montessori Children Impress Minister of Education

Publication: Montessori Voices [Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand], vol. 50

Pages: 19

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Abstract/Notes: MANZ conference 2008, Napier

Language: English

ISSN: 1178-6213, 2744-662X

Article

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An Institute for Backward Children in Rome

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: British Medical Journal, no. 2094

Pages: 438

Children with disabilities, Europe, Inclusive education, Italy, People with disabilities, Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: This is also available from PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2400334/?page=1

Language: English

ISSN: 0007-1447

Article

La maison des petits in Genf [The Children's Home in Geneva]

Publication: Kindergarten, vol. 66

Pages: 19-20

Europe, Switzerland, Western Europe

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Language: German

Book Section

L'asilo nido, prima comunità infantile: una proposta montessoriana [The nursery, the first children's community: a Montessori proposal]

Book Title: Asili nido in Italia: il bambino da 0 a 3 anni

Pages: 755-804

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano: Marzorati, 1980

Volume: 2

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