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Techniczny, epistemologiczny i kulturowy wymiar metod kształcenia. Casus metody Montessori / The technical, epistemological, and cultural dimensions of educational methods. The cases of the Montessori method

Available from: Uniwersyteckie Czasopisma Naukowe

Publication: Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji [Issues in Early Education], vol. 28, no. 1

Pages: 46-55

Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: This article concerns three fundamental dimensions of all educational methods: technical, epistemological, and cultural. We perceive them as equally important in the process of (re)creating and using any educational method. It seems to us that the technical dimension is quite often the only one or at least the most essential one in the area of Polish educational practices, and sometimes also in the theory of education. This situation is, however, undesirable since it may lead to the decontextualisation of the methods, and – as a consequence – limit their educational potential. Referring to the Montessori approach and more specifi cally to one of the most signifi cant concepts within the method – namely to the idea of „prepared environment” in which three aspects can be distinguished: material, structural – dynamic, and personal, we describe the roles that they play in the procedures of constructing teaching methods showing their integral character.

Language: Polish

DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0008.5669

ISSN: 1734-1582, 2451-2230


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Maria Montessori e gli ambienti milanesi dell'Unione Femminile e della Società Umanitaria [Maria Montessori and the Milanese circles of the Women's Union and the Humanitarian Society]

Available from: Unione Femminile Nazionale

Publication: Annali di storia dell'educazione e delle istituzioni scolastiche, vol. 25

Pages: 8-26

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Società Umanitaria (The Humanitarian Society)

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Abstract/Notes: This article aims to reconstruct the role played by the Società Umanitaria (Humanitarian Society), based in Milan, for the widespread of the Montessori’s Method. The studied period spans from 1908, which is the year of the initial mediation of the Women’s Union’s members for the creation of the first Children’s Houses in the Humanitarian Society’s district, until 1923, which is the year of Augusto Osimo’s death, the general secretary of this institution. In particular, through the analysis of Maria Montessori and Augusto Osimo’s letters exchange, the complex plot of their fruitful collaboration will be highlighted, which was carried out through the organization of Montessori training courses by the Humanitarian Society. Their cooperation was further reinvigorated by a common cause, which was the intervention in favor of children victims of the war, up till the project of a Montessori law secondary school for young adolescents. This last project was never realized because of Osimo’s severe illness occurred in 1920.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 1723-9672, 2612-6559


Comparison of the Results of Didactic Tests of Fifth Graders on the Basis of Gender and the Proclaimed Curriculum at Primary School

Available from: Univerzita Karlova - Pedagogicka Fakulta / Charles University - Faculty of Education

Publication: Project-Based Education and Other Activating Strategies in Science Education (PBE), vol. 2021

Pages: 126-133

Comparative education, Elementary education, Elementary school students, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Primary education, Primary school students, School children

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Abstract/Notes: The presented study deals with the issue of comparing achievement in didactic tests in mathematics between boys and girls in the context of preferred teaching management strategies. The research sample consisted of a total of 1133 respondents (Montessori - 73; Hejný - 332, ordinary primary school - 510; Dalton - 218). It turns out that statistically significant differences between boys and girls are only in an ordinary primary school and at a one percent level of significance (p < .01; d = .297). Examining the differences across these areas, especially for boys and girls, shows that both boys (p = .030) and girls (p = .053) may differ in achievement depending on the type of school they attend. / This work was presented at the PBE 2021 Conference.

Language: English

ISSN: 2695-0626


Fantasy, Creativity and the Imagination in the Life of the Young Child

Publication: Montessori Matters, no. 2

Pages: 3–6

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Language: English


The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation, Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's 'The Montessori Method'

Available from: Internet Archive

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Maria Montessori - Writings, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History

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Abstract/Notes: An essential resource for all students and scholars of early childhood education, this book offers a rich array of material about Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method. Distinguished education scholar Gerald Gutek begins with an in-depth biography of Montessori, exploring how a determined young woman overcame the obstacles that blocked her educational and career opportunities in Italy during the late Victorian age. The author then analyzes the sources and influences that shaped the Montessori philosophy of education. After laying the foundation for Montessori's development, Gutek presents an annotated and abridged edition of The Montessori Method (1912), the seminal work that introduced her educational innovations to a U.S. audience. The book concludes with key historical documents, including disciple Anne E. George's notes on the Montessori lectures and William H. Kilpatrick's critique of the Montessori method. Preserving the historical context of Montessori's contribution, Gutek also shows the continuing relevance of her thought to educational reform in the twenty-first century.

Language: English

Published: Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2004

ISBN: 978-0-7425-1911-4 978-0-7425-1912-1


The Origins of Agrarianism and the Development of the Self

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 23, no. 1

Pages: 236-55

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Describes the history of agrarianism and its connection with Western cultural values of private property, civil liberties, constitutional government, separation of power, individualism, and self-reliance. Argues that agrarian history has vast implications beyond just farming, affecting the language, values, and foundations of culture. Discusses implications of the spread of Western values for teachers. (Author/SD)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734


A. M. Joosten: Montessori Trainer-Philosopher – Selections from Albert Max Joosten: Non-Violence and the Child; The War on Poverty; The Child's Right to Develop

Available from: Association Montessori Internationale

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2020

Pages: 44-53

Albert Max Joosten - Biographic sources, Albert Max Joosten - Writings

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Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319


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Looking Back to the Future: The Current Relevance of Maria Montessori's Ideas About the Spiritual Well-Being of Young Children

Available from: University of South Australia

Publication: The Journal of Student Wellbeing, vol. 2, no. 2

Pages: 1-15

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Abstract/Notes: Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian educator whose ideas and principles have validity in informing, understanding and responding to the challenges faced by contemporary educators . Many of her foundational principles are at the forefront of current educational thinking but are unacknowledged or unknown in mainstream education. It is argued that her ideas and principles about the spiritual wellbeing of young children have validity in the current debate. Montessori saw spirituality as innate in young children, the primary force driving their development and central to their capacity for joyful and deep engagement with their environment. She saw children’s capacity and ability to concentrate deeply as a spiritual pathway to a new level of individual consciousness and connection to the environment. These principles can inform our current thinking, understanding and response to young children’s spirituality. The conditions to bring about, support and protect what Montessori calls ‘concentration’ should be considered in pedagogical responses to the spiritual needs of young children

Language: English

DOI: 10.21913/JSW.v2i2.392

ISSN: 1835-7806

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Geometrie im Kinderhaus - Ein Schlüssel zum Ordnen der Bilder, die das Kind umgeben [Geometry in the Children's Home: A key to organizing the images that surround the child]

Book Title: Das Lernen in die eigene Hand nehmen: Mut zur Freiheit in der Montessori-Pädagogik [Taking learning into your own hands: Courage for freedom in Montessori pedagogy]

Pages: 140-147

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Language: German

Published: Münster, Germany: LIT, 2008

ISBN: 978-3-8258-0850-1

Series: Impulse der Reformpädagogik , 19

Archival Material Or Collection

Box 18, Folder 26 - Poems, n.d. - Venite Adoremus; God Child; The Crib; The Mystery of Christmas; Ode on the Death of Tippie; Turf Carts in Galway; To Daphne; Elastic Bands; Assumption Day; Turf in Ireland

Available from: Seattle University

Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

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