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Article

The Articles of Association and the Byelaws of the Montessori Society A.M.I. (U.K.) [issued November, 1983]

Publication: Montessori Quarterly, vol. 20

Pages: insert

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Language: English

Article

Un Saggio d'Applicazione del Metodo Montessori nella Casa di Maternità di Barcellona [An Essay on the Application of the Montessori Method in the Barcelona Maternity Home]

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: La Coltura Popolare: Organo dell'Unione Italiana dell'Educazione Popolare, vol. 11, no. 9

Pages: 415-424

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 0011-2801

Bachelor's Thesis

Ohjaajan rooli montessoripäiväkodissa [The role of the instructor in the Montessori kindergarten]

Available from: Theseus (Finland)

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Abstract/Notes: Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli selvittää, millainen ohjaajan rooli on montessoripäiväkodissa ja mitkä tekijät siihen vaikuttavat. Lisäksi tutkittiin, millainen merkitys ohjaajan roolilla on lapsilähtöisyyteen sekä lapsen osallisuuden edistämiseen. Tutkimuksessa tarkasteltiin myös ohjaajan toimintaa montessoriympäristössä. Toimeksiantajana toimi kuopiolainen Pumpputorin päiväkoti, joka toteuttaa montessoripedagogiikkaa 3–6-vuotiaille lapsille. Tutkimus toteutettiin kvalitatiivisena tutkimuksena, jossa tiedonkeruumenetelmänä käytettiin teemahaastattelua ja havainnointia. Teemahaastattelu toteutettiin parihaastatteluna. Kohderyhmäksi valittiin neljä varhaiskasvatuksen opettajaa, joista kaksi on lisäksi suorittanut montessoriohjaajakoulutuksen. Haastattelun teemoina olivat lapsilähtöisyys, lasten osallisuuden edistäminen sekä montessoriympäristön vaikutus ohjaajan rooliin. Havainnointi suoritettiin päiväkodilla havainnoimalla ohjaajien vuorovaikutusta lapsiryhmässä. Havainnoinnin kohteena oli ohjaajien toiminta montessoriympäristössä, ohjaajien vuorovaikutus lasten kanssa sekä ohjaajien keskinäinen vuorovaikutus. Tutkimusaineisto analysoitiin teoriaohjaavalla sisällönanalyysilla. Tutkimusaineiston perusteella saatiin selville, että montessoripäiväkodissa ohjaus on lapsilähtöistä ja lapsi on toiminnan keskiössä. Ohjaaja toimii päiväkodissa roolimallina lapselle ja opettaa hänelle monipuolisesti erilaisia taitoja, joita lapsi tarvitsee elämässään. Montessoriympäristössä materiaalit ovat lapsen saatavilla, mikä tukee lapsen osallisuutta ja itseohjautuvuutta. Lapselle on tarjolla hänen herkkyyskauteensa sopivaa toimintaa, ja lapsi voi valita mieluisan tekemisen oman kiinnostuksensa perusteella. Tavoitteena on, ettei lapsi enää lopulta tarvitse ohjaajan apua. Ohjaaja antaa lapselle aikaa ajatella ja tehdä itse sekä auttaa lasta oppimaan itseohjautuvaa työskentelyä ja ongelmanratkaisutaitoja. Ohjaajien tehtävä on kasvattaa lapsesta omatoiminen yksilö, joka kunnioittaa toisia ihmisiä. Tutkimuksen tuloksista nousi esille, että ohjaaja on kuitenkin aina lähellä, läsnä ja saatavilla, kun lapsi tarvitsee hänen apuaan.

Language: Finnish

Published: Kuopio, Finland, 2020

Article

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The Level of School Readiness of Five-year-olds within the Area of Social Development in View of the Pedagogic Principles of Maria Montessori – an Analysis Report

Available from: INFONA - Portal Komunikacji Naukowej

Publication: Journal of Preschool and Elementary School Education, vol. 4

Pages: 81-97

Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education, Readiness for school, Social development

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Abstract/Notes: Children of kindergarten age develop very quickly. With proper stimuli, they should reach the appropriate level of school readiness around the age of six. The subject of the study carried out in one of Cracow’s kindergartens was to determine the level of school readiness in terms of social development. Tests were carried out among five-year-olds attending a kindergarten based on the pedagogic principles of Maria Montessori. The author wished to know what social skills were developed by the children within the context of an alternative method of interaction. The test group included 22 children from four mixed-age groups. The school readiness evaluation was carried out twice in the school year 2012/13, with the use of the categorised observation technique. The results show that within one year’s time of preparation for school the children made significant progress, but – due to their age and biological development – not all the required skills were shaped at the highest possible level. In the second test only 13.6% children obtained the highest grade in all the test indicators. More than 78% children obtained the high or medium level, which means that the skills tested have not been fully shaped. Children need more time for improving and reinforcing these skills. Social and emotional development is strictly related to the process of growing up. Therefore, certain skills cannot be shaped faster. These include an adequate reaction to new situations, overcoming difficulties, as well as performing and planning tasks on one’s own. The test results confirm that the Montessori educational context faclitates the shaping of such skills as independence of action, making good contacts with adults and peers, or preparing and tidying up the workplace. It was a partial and pilot study.

Language: English

ISSN: 2084-7998

Book Section

Gli albori dell'era nuova: Maria Montessori e il movimento progressista in Europa [The dawn of the new era: Maria Montessori and the progressive movement in Europe]

Book Title: Storia dell'educazione occidentale [History of Western Education]

Pages: 431-443

Eastern Europe, Europe, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano, Italy: Mondadori, 1983

Volume: 3

Master's Thesis

From My Casa to Yours: Evaluating the Possibility of Applying the Montessori Language Curriculum to the Ontario Elementary Context

Available from: Theseus (Finland)

Americas, Canada, Educational change, Language education, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., North America

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Abstract/Notes: The Ontario Human Rights Commission's inquiry into how reading (an essential human right) is taught in Ontario schools revealed that Ontario’s public education system is “failing students...by not using evidence-based approaches to teach them to read.” This thesis aimed to address this failure by proposing Montessori language curriculum as a viable alternative to the current (ineffective) practices. The validity of both the new Ontario language curriculum and the Montessori language curriculum were assessed through the use of The Reading League’s Curriculum Evaluation Guidelines (CEG) and their associated workbook. The Ontario language curriculum was found to be lacking, particularly in terms of its lack of clarity, and guidance with regards to practical implementation. The Montessori language curriculum on the other hand was found to meet or surpass the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s recommendations, and in a way that can tangibly be understood and implemented. In light of these findings, Ontario school boards should seriously consider adopting Montessori language curriculum, in whole or in part, to address the systemic reading crisis. All educational stakeholders have a role to play in safeguarding children’s right to read.

Language: English

Published: Tampere, Finland, 2024

Article

A plea for the sake of the children with regard to the world that will be theirs in their future lives

Publication: Das Kind: Zeitschrift für Montessori-Pädagogik, no. 1

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Language: German

ISSN: 0945-5582

Article

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The Impact of Using Activities Based on the Montessori Approach in Science in the Academic Achievement of Fourth Grade Students

Available from: International Journal of Instruction

Publication: International Journal of Instruction, vol. 12, no. 2

Pages: 695-708

Academic achievement, Montessori method of education, Science - Study and teaching

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Abstract/Notes: This study investigated the effect of using activities based on the Montessori approach in science academic achievement of the fourth grade students. A quasiexperimental design was used wherein the students were equally divided into two groups: the experimental and the control group. Both groups consisted of 31 students. To achieve the aim of the study, Montessori Hall has been set up with six dimensions, and each corner has several shelves comprised different materials used for conducting the science activities. In addition, a teacher guide was prepared to be used by the teacher to implement the Montessori approach for the experimental group. Finally, an achievement test that consisted of seven multiple choice questions (MCQs) and five short answer questions was constructed and administered to both study groups. The results of the study indicated that there were statistically significant differences at the level of significance (P ≤ 0.05) between the mean values of the experimental and the control groups in the academic achievement in favor of the experimental group. In light of the study results, the study recommends holding training workshops for teachers on how to use the Montessori approach in teaching science classes.

Language: English

DOI: 10.29333/iji.2019.12244a

ISSN: 1308-1470, 1694-609X

Article

The Toddler and the Teenager: A Comparison of the First and Third Planes of Development

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 33, no. 3

Pages: 7–16

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Archival Material Or Collection

Box 9, Folder 18 - Manuscripts, ca. 1921-ca.1966 - "The Narative Method Versus the Catechism" and "The Logical and Psychological Order"

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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