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Montessori's Weltanschauung: A Global Social Movement

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 35, no. 3

Pages: 29–41

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori movement, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Cosmic Education: The Child's Discovery of a Global Vision and a Cosmic Task

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 2

Pages: 151-163

Cosmic education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Susan Mayclin Stephenson tackles a large subject, Cosmic Education, which Montessori defined as a "unifying global and universal view[s] of the past, present and future." Stephenson takes the reader from birth to the end of the elementary age with examples of how the child grows into an understanding of Cosmic Education through their experiences at home and at school. Central to her thesis is the theme of discovering one's cosmic task, which depends on "fostering…curiosity and compassion toward other beings." Stephenson concludes with examples from around the world and illustrates how children are born with this tendency toward compassion and how it is experienced from birth through age twelve within Montessori environments.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Spiritual Development of the Child: Keeping the Balance

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 24, no. 2

Pages: 1–4

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Social Roots of a Global Community

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 2

Pages: 113-126

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Polli Soholt points to normalization in the first plane as leading to the successful realization of the human personality, which is the basis of social development. Children who have cultivated concentration and purposeful work at an early age develop the virtues to become world citizens. Normalization can be assisted by certain practices: 1) interesting and purposeful presentations; 2) small group discussions and conversation; 3) group singing, finger plays, games, poetry, and true stories; and 4) group movement and demonstrations through acting out right actions. Normalization, according to Soholt, is an integral result of classroom group activities and is influenced by the teacher's self-presentation of respect, clarity, and consistency. [This article is based on the talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship" in Seattle, WA, November 13-16, 2014.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Keys to Global Understanding: The Role of the Primary Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 35, no. 3

Pages: 43–57

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Adult Montessori School Community: Finding the Balance

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 30, no. 2

Pages: 131–144

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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History in the First Plane: Part 1 - The Foundation for Global Awareness

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 37, no. 2

Pages: 27-42

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Montessori Elementary Education: Pathways to Global Understanding

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 35, no. 3

Pages: 191–209

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Montessori Classroom: A Foundation for Global Citizenship

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 2

Pages: 91-110

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Abstract/Notes: Gerard Leonard maps the child's increasingly global environment and sense of citizenship from elementary to adolescence. For the elementary child, an orientation to the local history and geography of their surroundings provides a framework for understanding geography. In Leonard's words, "We have to know and understand a lot about many different places and people so we can adapt easily wherever we go." Montessori understood that by grounding children in the natural world they will have "a deep feeling for the interdependencies of nature" (Leonard). From this global sense of the cosmic interaction of all life on earth springs an understanding of human interdependencies that enhances one's own sense of belonging to place and to the procession of life. The elementary child needs two environments, both the school and the world beyond, "the world of nature and the society of his particular region and country" (Leonard). The adolescent studies his local place, the town, the county, and the bioregion finding security and community awareness by experiencing engaged living through real work in the local community. This grounding combined with the study of other languages, cultures, and religions is the key to understanding the global society. [This article is based on the talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship" in Seattle, WA, November 13-16, 2014.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Global Science and Social Systems: The Essentials of Montessori Education and Peace Frameworks

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 41, no. 2

Pages: 37-61

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Abstract/Notes: Inspired by Baiba Krumins-Grazzini's interdependencies lecture at NAMTA's Portland conference, David Kahn shows the unifying structures of the program that are rooted in the natural and social sciences. Through a connective web, these sciences explore the integration of all knowledge and lead to a philosophical view of life on earth, including human civilization. Kahn adds a new recognition of unified ecological summits that provide the real connectedness to the work that the next generation is doing to find global collaboration in making the world a better place.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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