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Article

The Value of Regional Montessori Organizations

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 18, no. 4

Pages: 1-8

Americas, Montessori schools, North America, Organizations (Groups), School administrators, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: In this article, the author explains how administrators who have feelings about isolation and disconnection from other Montessori schools may find support and networking through a variety of ways. Administrators may connect with others through the AMS (American Montessori Society) Heads of Schools ListServer, a forum for discussion of topics interest to school administrators. Another means of meeting this need for support and networking is active participation in a regional Montessori organizations. The author cites several benefits offered by being active in regional Montessori organization activities.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Report

Experimental Variation of Head Start Curricula: A Comparison of Current Approaches. (November 1, 1969-January 31, 1970)

Available from: ERIC

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Abstract/Notes: This paper reports results of the first year of a 2-year comparative study of four curricula used for disadvantaged preschool children: Bereiter-Engelmann, DARCEE, Montessori, and Traditional (the official Head Start program). Details of the study design and procedures are contained in the abbreviated Annual Progress Report for 1968-1969 (PS 003 034). Treatment (program) dimensions were assessed by in-class monitoring of teachers and children using a time-sampling procedure, and by video-tape monitoring of teachers in their classrooms. Significant differences were found among the four curricula on a number of dimensions of behavior for both teachers and children, most of these differences being in predicted directions. Treatment effects were assessed by use of a variety of cognitive, social, motivational, perceptual, and achievement measures. Programs had significantly different effects on the children with respect to a number of variables measured, such as curiosity, initiative, arithmetic, and verbal participation. Preliminary regression analyses on the relationship between teaching techniques monitored in class and dependent variables have produced multiple R's between .229 and .419 and partial R's between - .293 and .307. No interpretation has been made, pending the inclusion of variables from the video-tape monitoring. (Author/NH)

Language: English

Published: Louisville, Kentucky, Jan 31, 1970

Article

The Normalized School: Montessori as a Way of Life

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 21, no. 2

Pages: 164-176

Child development, Developmental psychology, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education, Motivation (Psychology), Normalization, Parent participation, Teacher-student relationships

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Abstract/Notes: Defines "normalized school" and claims that faith in the child and courage to see the truth provide a firm foundation for any Montessori school community. Claims that in order for normalization to truly occur, adults in the community must be as concerned with the value and vitality of their own growth as they are for those of their children. (MOK)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

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Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky: Una Arquitecta en la Viena de Entre Guerras [Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky: An Architect in Interwar Vienna]

Available from: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Publication: Revista Internacional de Culturas y Literaturas, no. 20

Pages: 120-129

Architecture, Austria, Europe, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky - Biographic sources, Montessori schools, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: El tema de este artículo no es tanto la admirable participación de Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky en la resistencia de la Viena de entre guerras y durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, como sus proyectos sociales de edificación. Proyectos los concebía como funcionales y orientados a dignificar el espacio, ya sea físico, intelectual o afectivo. Entre ellos se encuentran la construcción de viviendas sociales, lavanderías cocinas escolares, etc. En lo referentes a escuelas se siguió la visión pedagógica de Maria Montessori. [The laudable participation of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in the Austrian resistance during the Second World War is not subject of this article but her and her contribution to architecture. Her projects are meant to be functional and oriented to dignify space, ranging from designing social housing, laundries to cooking schools. However, her core work is focused on the construction of schools planned according to the pedagogic perspective of Maria Montessori.]

Language: Spanish

DOI: 10.12795/RICL.2017.i20.09

ISSN: 1885-3625

Article

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Uso de la guitarra como recurso de aprendizaje musical en los estudiantes de 5to año de Educación Básica de la Unidad Educativa María Montessori de la ciudad de Manta [Use of the Guitar as a Musical Learning Resource in 5th Year Students of Basic Education of the María Montessori Educational Unit of the City of Manta]

Available from: Universidad Técnica de Manabí (Ecuador)

Publication: Revista Cognosis, vol. 5, no. 3

Pages: 69-86

Americas, Ecuador, Latin America and the Caribbean, Music education, South America

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Abstract/Notes: El presente proyecto práctico se realizó en la parroquia de Tarqui, cantón Manta, Provincia de Manabí Ecuador, en la Unidad Educativa Particular María Montessori en el 5to año de Educación básica, donde contamos con 16 estudiantes entre niños y niñas. El objetivo de este estudio es establecer el uso adecuado de la guitarra dentro del aula de clases, como recurso enriquecedor del aprendizaje de la música en los estudiantes del 5to. Año de Educación Básica de la Unidad Educativa María Montessori. En esta institución se practica la enseñanza de instrumentos musicales como flauta dulce y lira, aquí contamos con 16 estudiantes de los cuales la mitad (8) han mostrado un gran interés en dicho aprendizaje, y unas excelentes condiciones musicales, por este motivo se ha buscado alternativas metodológicas que despierten la curiosidad y sensibilidad hacia la práctica musical, se observó que con el método tradicional, algunos niños presentan dificultades en la ejecución, a través de este trabajo se plantean acciones que permitan implementar técnicas eficientes en el uso de la guitarra. De esta forma la participación de las niñas y niños del 5to año de Educación General Básica de la Unidad Educativa María Montessori en la práctica activa del uso de la guitarra como medio de expresión dentro del arte musical se convierte en una acción que logra instaurar nuevas técnicas de enseñanza y aprendizaje a través de correcta aplicación y empleo de la guitarra. [The following project was carried out in the private school María Montessori in Manta, Ecuador with 16 students of 5th grade, including girls and boys. The objective of this study is establishing the proper use of the guitar in the classroom, as an enriching resource of learning music with the students of Basic Education of the Educational Unit María Montessori. In this institution is really important the teaching of musical instruments such as sweet flute and lyre. 8 of the 16 students have shown a great interest in learning this instruments, and develop excellent musical skills, for this reason, we had been searching methodological alternatives that stimulate their curiosity and sensitivity towards musical practice, it was observed that with the traditional method, some children have difficulties in execution, through this work actions are proposed that allow to implement efficient techniques in the use of the guitar. In this way the participation of girls and boys of the 5th year of Basic General Education of the “Maria Montessori” Educational Unit in the active practice of the use of the guitar as a means of expression within the musical art becomes an action that manages to establish new teaching and learning techniques through correct application and use of the guitar.]

Language: Spanish

DOI: 10.33936/cognosis.v5i3.2792

ISSN: 2588-0578

Book

A Re-Vision of Montessori: Connections with Dewey, Piaget, and Vygotsky

Early childhood education, Early Childhood Education

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Abstract/Notes: This study indicates several areas in which the contributions of Piaget, Dewey, and Vygotsky appear to substantiate Montessori theory and practice. Historical information concerning the emergence and accessibility of developmental and educational theory is also provided. The work identifies similarities and differences in the theorists' views of the ways in which children learn, ways in which the learning process includes the social environment, and ways in which human beings perceive the world and learn from it. Topics addressed include characteristics of developmental stages, the nature of language acquisition, the construction of the self, the influence of social interaction and experiences with language on cognitive development, and the development of internal thought and consciousness. It is asserted that the Montessori method provides the means for the kind of social and individual growth that enables children to become "the heroes of their own lives," and leads to confident and responsible participation in a democratic culture. Concluding remarks focus on the importance of the concept of the "zone of proximal development" as a sign to teachers of a limit to their knowledge of children, and an admonition to teachers to be more observant and less directing concerning learning activities of the child.

Language: English

Published: [S.I.]: [s.n.], 1988

Series: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) , ED304210

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Teacher-Centered Coaching on Whole-Class Transitions in a Montessori Lower Elementary Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Lower elementary, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this action research project was to explore what effects one-on-one coaching would have on whole class transition times. The transitions in question were in a class of first through third graders moving from the period of class-time consisting of individual or small-group work choices to the whole class gathering in order to move on to the next activity, such as circle time in preparation for lining up to head to another part of the school building for Specials classes or lunch or to recess. Mostly this consisted of cleaning up the classroom and gathering as a whole group at circle time. Individually coaching the teacher in implementing specific techniques from No-Nonsense Nurturing® (NNN) online training platform could affect the quality and length of time of identified whole class transitions. Coaching techniques consisted of one-on-one meetings between coach and teacher for identifying through observation, learning through online training and coaching conversations, and planning improvements with the coach as partner. The data collection utilized pre- and postintervention questionnaires, daily time tracker tally sheets, daily phrase tracker tally sheets, and weekly discussion questionnaires. Participation in the coaching cycle was found to improve the teacher’s understanding of NNN as a tool to increase the teacher-student relationships. This, in turn, increases efficiency in whole-class transition times.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Impact of Read Aloud with Socratic Discussion on the Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills of the Elementary Student

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This study aims to uncover a link between read aloud with Socratic discussion and its impact on literacy and critical thinking skills. In researching this relationship, both quantitative and qualitative data tools were used. Participants in the study included 60 students from a charter Montessori school in the Southwest United States ranging from grade 1 to 6. Students participated in a six-week intervention. The intervention included a 60-minute read aloud with Socratic discussion session conducted twice a week. The findings indicate that there is a general increase in literacy and reading comprehension skills. In addition, the study was also shown to have a significant impact on individual participation and critical thinking skills as it relates to themes of the book. The conclusion of the study recommends more research with varied communities and book choices. In the future we must find ways to stimulate critical thinking skills in the elementary child using relatable themes and critical questioning.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Efficacy of Google Slides on Adult Learning Outcomes in a Montessori Teacher Training Center

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research project investigated how to establish effective instruction and learning tools, specifically, Google Slides within Google Classroom, in an online Montessori Teacher Training Center. Effective instruction includes ways to simulate the positive experiences found in an inperson model, such as community building and collaborative learning. This study investigated training modules, surveys, document collection, and interviews of enrolled adult learners and program instructors. Students and instructors had similar previous experience with Gmail and Google Docs, and less experience with Google Slides. Following the intervention, students reported that Google Slides worked well as an asynchronous learning tool, and the positivity of the impact changed depending on how Google Slides was used. Based on these results, I recommend that instructors incorporate multi-media into Google Slides for both shared and individual use. It is important to consider ways to incorporate group participation in shared Google Slides. Overall, Google Slides is an effective way to engage students in an online setting.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Impacts of a Revised Handwriting Curriculum on Independent Letter Formation and Motivation in a Montessori 3-6 Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this action research project was to observe the impacts of a revised handwriting curriculum on motivation for handwriting and independent letter formation in a Montessori 3-6 classroom. Participants in the four-week study included eight students aged 3.6 to 5.9 in a private Montessori school located in a small New England college town. The revised curriculum utilized Orton-Gillingham sequencing, plus new handwriting materials and opportunities. Data sources included a daily tally sheet to track handwriting work, daily writing samples, student interviews, and lesson plan/reflection sheets. Data showed that the average daily participation rate for all optional handwriting work was 80% and that age impacted work choice. Handwriting samples showed improvement in independent letter formation. Further research could study the impact of the new letter presentation sequence on the areas of reading and spelling; and explore the use of cursive handwriting materials with this age group.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

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