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Preschool Education for Inner-City Children: Preliminary Results of an Experimental Montessori Programme

Available from: ERIC

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Abstract/Notes: Early results from a Montessori nursery program initiated by Toronto, Canada, in 1971, to help inner-city children prepare for formal education indicate that the mothers of the 15 three- and four-year-old children were pleased with the program. Specifically, they felt that the children had increased their verbal skills, preparedness for junior kindergarten, and social maturity. However, not all mothers were pleased with the increased independence shown by some of the children. A study of the children's characteristics suggested that caution should be exerted in extrapolating the findings from other so-called disadvantaged children to inner-city children in one's own city. Other data are useful but the needs of a particular population must be carefully observed. When isolating deficiencies or identity needs, wholesale generalizations from superficial measures should not be made. Precise and explicit definitions should be made for such terms as deficient in language, intellectual motivation, or conceptual ability. Otherwise inadequate solutions are likely to result. (JS)

Language: English

Published: Toronto, Canada, Nov 1971

Book Section

Psychological Principles in Education

Book Title: Towards a New Education: A Record and Synthesis of the Discussions on the New Psychology and the Curriculum at the Fifth World Conference of the New Education Fellowship held at Elsinore, Denmark, in August 1929

Pages: 354-358

Denmark, Europe, International Conference of the New Education Fellowship (5th, Helsingør/Elsinore, Denmark, 8-21 August, 1929), International Montessori Congress (1st, Helsingør/Elsinore, Denmark, 8-21 August 1929), Maria Montessori - Writings, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., New Education Fellowship, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Theosophical Society, Theosophy

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Language: English

Published: New York: A. A. Knopf, 1930

Book

Free Way to Learning: Educational Alternatives in Action

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Abstract/Notes: Is school really deaad? It seems not. So does our present system offer all there is to know about enabling children to learn of themselves, their worlds, their possibilities? 'Free Way to Learning' is put together by a number of people who think not. IN different ways they have created learning stiuations which break down established ideas about teacher authority, about compulsory learning, about how the process of education can change society. Separately the have: established an urban free school, developed a small rural community, operated a family learning network, offered an inner-city supplementary programme, and participated in the rise of a street school. Together they testify to the challenges, problems and, above all, the excitement encountered by those who attempt to do it a new way - a free way.

Language: English

Published: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books Ltd., 1974

Article

Montessori Secondary Education – A Parent’s Perspective

Publication: Montessori Insights

Pages: 17

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Language: English

Article

Adolescent Education as the Key to Lasting Social Change: A Manifesto

Available from: Montessori Norge

Publication: Montessori Collaborative World Review: The Montessori Roots of Social Justice, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 130-133

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Language: English

Book

Nursery Report on: Rockliffe Montessori Nursery: The Inspection of Educational Provision for Four Year Old Children

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Language: English

Published: Cardiff, Wales: Welsh Office, 1998

Article

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The Ambiguity of Professing Gender: Women Educationists and New Education in the Netherlands (1890–1940)

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, vol. 44, no. 4

Pages: 379-396

Europe, Feminism, Holland, Netherlands, New Education Fellowship, New Education Movement, Western Europe

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/00309230802218207

ISSN: 0030-9230, 1477-674X

Article

Cosmic Education

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1976, no. special

Pages: 1–7

Cosmic education, Mario M. Montessori - Writings

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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Early Childhood Education: Issues and Challenges – An Institutional Perspective

Available from: Research Review

Publication: Research Review: International Journal of Multidisciplinary, vol. 9, no. 1

Pages: 28-33

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Abstract/Notes: Early childhood education also known as preschool or pre-primary education is provided in settings such as Nursery schools, Kindergarten, Anganwadis, Montessori schools, etc.  Some are located in the private sector while the Government sponsors some. Pre-primary education is critical for establishing a child's social, emotional, and overall well-being. Typically designed for 3 to 5-year-old children there are varying standards. It is on this foundation that the child's future learning and adaptability are built that it deserves serious attention. The importance of pre-primary education is recognized worldwide nevertheless universal coverage has not been achieved. According to the UNICEF Global Report on Early Childhood Education, which has come recently, world over there were at least 175 million children aged 3 to 6 years old who were not enrolled in school. The early years of a child's life build the basis for lifelong growth, and children who fall behind in these early years often never catch up with their peers, leaving them more likely to drop out of school and fail to reach their full potential. This points to the significance of probing into its causes and reflecting on solutions to overcome them. Going into the causes we find certain factors perpetuating this. Such are Economic backwardness, social backwardness, Institutional backwardness, and Administrative Deficiencies. The former two are pitfalls of a weak institutional system while the latter two reflect an institutional breakdown. Yet there are interlinkages between the two. Economic backwardness arises from the great divide between the rich and the poor and consequent power dynamics leading to increased marginalization of the poor. They lose the capability to encash opportunities for fair standards of living, education, adequate nutrition, appropriate housing, and healthy surroundings. Linked to it is the social backwardness where the morbidity becomes concentrated in the poor. Inadequacy of infrastructure and paucity of teaching-learning methods carefully tailor-made to needs, skilled manpower, motivators, and losing focus are major institutional factors. The state vested with the responsibility to intervene in high-priority areas lagging in progress or developmental needs through special programs and projects time to time suffer pitfalls pointing to administrative deficiencies as systemic factors. This paper attempts to bring out the issues and concerns of pre-primary education from an institutional perspective.

Language: English

DOI: 10.31305/rrijm.2024.v09.n01.004

ISSN: 2455-3085

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Montessori Pedagogy, an educational alternative, from Romania: Evolution from the beginning of the 20th century until the Second World War contribution

Available from: Università di Macerata

Publication: History of Education and Children's Literature (HECL), vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 511-518

Eastern Europe, Europe, Romania

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori Pedagogy, having as a founder M. Montessori, Italian physician and pedagogue, is one of the alternatives that entered Romania at the beginning of the 20th century, due to the opening of the occupants of those times. We present in this paper the evolution in Romania of Montessori pedagogy and educational alternative, from the beginning to the Second World War. We will refer to the interest that the ideas of M. Montessori have made, translations of her works in Romanian, as well as the writings of some Romanian specialists who have popularized and supported her. We will bring readers’ attention and involvement issues by attending conferences and training courses for teachers, by setting up the Montessori schools and the role of renowned personalities in the development of the Montessori alternative and the Montessori Association, an expression of the interest and appreciation.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 1971-1093, 1971-1131

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