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Montessori Language Materials and Impact on Preschoolers' Language Development in Early Childhood Care and Development Centres (ECCDC) in Lagos State Nigeria

Available from: University of Lagos Library (Nigeria)

Publication: African Journal of Education and Behavioural Sciences, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 78-91

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Abstract/Notes: Languagge is one of the facilities that Preschoolers acquire in their early years and this is made possible by the interaction that they have with their environments - be it home, school where they grow and interact. To acquire language and develop vocabularies for communication, Montessori Language materials become invaluable tools for building and enhancing language versatility among preschoolers. Montessori materials like Large and Small Movable Alphabet boxes help in word building, while word lists help in vocabulary acquisition on a large scale. The study adopted descriptive survey and Quazi-experimental design. Four ECCDC were selected for the study; out of which two were used as experimental classes while the other two were used as control group. A total of 286 pupils from Lagos Education District 4 and 6 constituted the sample for the study. The treatment group was exposed to teaching and learning using the Montessori Language Materials (Large and Small Movable Alphabet boxes, word lists, phrases and sentence cards, etc.). The control group was also exposed to teaching and learning using the conventional instructional strategy. Instruments used for data collection were Public School Teachers' Questionnaire (PSTQ) and Pupils' Language Achievement Worksheets (PLAW). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as simple percentages, mean and standard deviation, whilst independent t-test and ANCOVA were used to test the hypotheses formulated. The study revealed that majority of the teachers in the study had no adequate preparation for the level of education where they teach; that the pupils that had practical sessions using Montessori Language Materials performed better in spelling, word building and reading activities and had larger number of vocabulary acquisition than their peers in the control group. The study also revealed that most of the teachers had no Montessori training and as such, they were unable to implement Montessori methods in their classrooms. Therefore, the recommendations include: that teachers should make the learning of language more practical by the use of diverse instructional materials that are age appropriate and allow pupils the opportunity to find out things for themselves. In addition, professional preparation of the early years' teachers should be extensive as to embrace and inculcate best practices in the course of their training so that they can be skillful and resourceful in dispensing their duties in the classrooms.

Language: English

ISSN: 2536-7382


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Beyond Teaching: Montessori Education Initiatives of Public Preschool Teachers in Turkey

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Educational Research for Policy and Practice, vol. 21

Pages: 375-388

Asia, Middle East, Montessori method of education, Public Montessori, Turkey, Western Asia

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Abstract/Notes: This qualitative study reveals the experiences of teachers who work in public preschools using their initiative and effort to implement Montessori education in their classes. Data were collected from five Montessori-inspired teachers from different cities in Turkey. Study teachers were well known for their Montessori practices. Since they were in different regions, they were interviewed by conference call. The researchers asked them to explain experiences related to difficulties they encountered while applying the Montessori method, as well as the outcomes they obtained. Results showed that despite reactions from their colleagues in terms of material procurement, activities, and teaching styles, they continued to practice the Montessori philosophy. Although this initiative is a difficult process, teachers willingly preparing and using resources and supports effectively can create positive outcomes for the educators, families, and children. The experiences and efforts of the teachers in this study will provide support to new initiating teachers and reveal the need to develop educational policies that support different educational approaches.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/s10671-022-09310-7

ISSN: 1573-1723


Education in Preschool Educational Organizations-the Importance of Using the Maria Montessori Method in the Process of Education

Available from: IndianJournals

Publication: ACADEMICIA: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, vol. 11, no. 4

Pages: 589-594

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Abstract/Notes: Modern educational space is "impregnated" with ideas of humanization and personality-oriented concept. In this regard, it becomes necessary to study and understand the potential of those pedagogical systems and techniques of a personal orientation that have taken their solid place in the educational space, having proved their importance, efficiency and productivity. One of the most striking representatives of ideas with a humanistic focus is the Italian teacher, psychologist, founder of the method of scientific pedagogy M. Montessori. The article discusses the positive and negative aspects of the developing method of M. Montessori.

Language: English

DOI: 10.5958/2249-7137.2021.01104.6

ISSN: 2249-7137

Conference Paper

Islamic Religious Education in Montessori Preschool

Available from: European Union Digital Library

International Graduate Conference in Islam and Interdisciplinary Studies (IGCIIS)

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Abstract/Notes: This research is based on the importance of developing Islamic Montessori model for religious education learning in Montessori Preschool. The aim of this research is to analyze Islamic religious Education in Montessori Preschool. This article is a preliminary research and development study that orch

Language: English

Published: Matarma, Lombok, Indonesia (Oct 19-20, 2022): EAI, May 26, 2023

Pages: 9 p.

DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-10-2022.2329047

ISBN: 978-1-63190-398-4

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effectiveness of Roleplaying in Teaching Preschoolers Social Skills

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of role-play as a means of enhancing the social skills of preschool students in a Montessori setting. A total of 37 children between the ages of two and a half to six years who participated in a five week study. The interventions were conducted once a week for four weeks, during which children took turns participating in simulated scenarios that mirrored their everyday experiences. After the role-play presentation, assessments and group discussions were conducted to evaluate the children's comprehension. The research data was gathered before, during and after the interventions. The researcher used checklists and observation records to document the number and details of conflicts, as well as the children's behavior and conflict resolution skills. The study revealed a decrease in both the frequency of conflicts and the level of aggression, indicating the effectiveness of role-play in cultivating social skills in children. However, the study also indicated the need for further research and extended observation to support new and younger children in adapting to the environment and to keep track of how effectively children internalize and sustain the skills they have acquired.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2023


Z dějin předškolní výchovy [On the History of Preschool Education]

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Language: Czech

Published: Praha, Czechia: SPN, 1980

Edition: 1st ed.

Series: Učebnice pro stř. školy

Master's Thesis

Investigating the Extent to Which the Montessori Method Affects Teaching and Learning Early Literacy Skills for Cvc Words. Case of Preschoolers from Polyglossia Private School at El Hammamet and Excellence Academy at Tebessa

Available from: Echahid Chiekh Larbi Tébessi University

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Abstract/Notes: Language development in early childhood is crucial, particularly when it comes to literacy skills, which is why suitable teaching methods have to be employed during this stage. Unfortunately, current language instruction approaches in primary schools, especially for teaching English, are often criticized for being inadequate and lacking depth in addressing the interests and requirements of learners. In 1907, however, Dr. Montessori introduced a method recognized for its focus on pivotal developmental stages and personalized instruction tailored to meet the specific needs of each learner. The current study aims to investigate the extent to which the Montessori method is effective in teaching and learning early literacy skills related to CVC words as an alternative to traditional methods used in Algerian primary schools. To achieve this aim, a quantitative approach is adopted and a quasi-experimental research method is conducted in Polyglossia School ⎯El Hammamet⎯ and Excellence Academy ⎯Tebessa⎯ on two groups (experimental and control group) of 15 participants. Both groups underwent the same pretest and posttest about the target aspect related to literacy skills in question. It is assumed that the Montessori method would enhance the learner’s performance in literacy skills, no matter how old they are (3,4, or 5 years old) compared to the traditional method; and the findings proved this to be true as they indicate a significant development of literacy skills related to CVC words among the participants in the experimental group, with an effect size of 90%. This is attributed to the implementation of the Montessori method, using sensorial materials. Results attributed to the traditional method indicate a lesser improvement (40%). Based on a comprehensive analysis of the outcomes, it is recommended that the Montessori method be adopted totally or partially in language classes, as it has proven to be advantageous for teaching early literacy skills.

Language: English

Published: Tébessa, Algeria, 2023


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Analisa Jabatan Human Resource Development di Pre School Happy Holy Kids [Analysis of Human Resource Development Positions at Happy Holi Kids Preschool]

Available from: Institut Agama Kristen Negeri Manado (Indonesia)

Publication: Montessori Jurnal Pendidikan Kristen Anak Usia Dini, vol. 3, no. 2

Pages: 39-46

Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Sumber Daya Manusia yang tepat  sangat dibutuhkan sekarang ini salah satunya Posisi Human Resources development, dimana jabatan ini dapat membantu Organisasi dalam meningkatkan kinerja yang juga dibutuhkan oleh banyak organisasi khususnya Pre School, Happy Holy Kids sebagai salah satu Lembaga Pendidikan Juga membutuhkan Posisi jabatan Human Resources Development dimana posisi ini dapat mengahasilkan sumber daya manusia yang tepat  akan tetapi masih banyak Posisi jabatan Human Resources Development  yang belum memiliki analisa jabatan sehingga  mengakibatkan over lapping pekerjaan sehingga harus dilakukan analisa jabatan pada Posisi Human Resources Development di Pre school Happy Holy Kids. Metode yang dipakai dalam melakukan analisa jabatan adalah Observasi dan wawancara. Dari Hasil Analisa Jabatan didapatkan Job deskription dan Job Spesification yang dihasilkan untuk Posisi jabatan Human Resources Development di Pre School Happy Holy Kids yang akan dipakai sebagai panduan dalam melaksanakan Tugas dan tanggung jawab pemangku jabatan.

Language: Indonesian

DOI: 10.51667/mjpkaud.v3i2.736

ISSN: 2798-6195


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Specyfika i kierunki modernizacji w wychowaniu przedszkolnym w Łodzi w latach 1924-1939 / Nature and Directions of Modernisation in Preschool Education in Łódź in 1924-1939

Available from: CZASOPISMA - Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Techniczno-Ekonomiczna

Publication: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce / Elementary Education in Theory and Practice, vol. 18, no. 1 (no. 68)

Pages: 125-144

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Eastern Europe, Europe, Montessori method of education, Poland, Preschool education

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Abstract/Notes: Celem badań w niniejszym szkicu była próba odtworzenia specyfiki i kierunków przeobrażeń, jakie w dziedzinie wychowania przedszkolnego w Łodzi nastąpiły w latach 1924-1939. Artykuł jest kontynuacją badań o tej problematyce (dla okresu 1918-1923); wyniki zaprezentowano wcześniej na łamach pisma Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce. Nowy problem badawczy stanowiła kwestia powołania z inicjatywy samorządu miasta Łodzi, pierwszej i kolejnych placówek przedszkolnych. Starano się prześledzić, w jaki sposób organizowano zaplecze materialne tych placówek, jak prowadzono pracę opiekuńczo-wychowawczą i dydaktyczną, czy uwzględniano nowe trendy pedagogiczne, z jakimi trudnościami się konfrontowano. W poszukiwaniu odpowiedzi sięgnięto do materiału źródłowego czasopiśmienniczego. Poddano kwerendzie dwa periodyki: pismo ogólnopolskie Przedszkole i o zasięgu lokalnym Dziennik Zarządu Miasta Łodzi. W wyniku badań stwierdzono, że nowy kierunek w wychowaniu przedszkolnym w Łodzi został wytyczony od połowy lat 20. XX w. dzięki powoływaniu publicznych placówek dla dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym oraz zatrudnieniu na stanowisku miejskiej inspektorki wychowania przedszkolnego Janiny Pawłowskiej. Wniosek z badań: znaczące zmiany, jakie w latach 1924-1939 dokonały się w łódzkich przedszkolach odnotowano w sferze wychowawczo-dydaktycznej, zwłaszcza w pracy z dzieckiem i jego rodziną. W myśl nowatorskich rozwiązań pedagogicznych starano się modernizować istniejące przedszkola i zakładać nowe, wyposażać w nowoczesne pomoce dydaktyczne, podnosić jakość pracy wychowawczej oraz wprowadzać do przedszkolnej przestrzeni nowe formy współpracy z rodzicami. / The purpose of this study was the attempt to recreate the nature and directions of transformations which took place in preschool education in Łódź in 1924-1939. This article is a continuation of the research (related to the period of 1918-1923) the results of which have already been published in Elementary Education in Theory and Practice [Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce]. The new research problem was the establishment of the first and other preschools by the local government of the city of Łódź. The attempt was made to study the manner in which the financial basis of these preschools was organized, the way the educational and care work was performed, whether new pedagogical tendencies were followed, and what difficulties had to be overcome. To find the responses to those questions, the author of this article examined source materials in journals. Two journals were surveyed: the nation-wide Przedszkole [Preschool], and the local Dziennik Zarządu Miasta Łodzi [Journal of the Management of the City of Łódź]. It was found that, since the mid-1920s, a new direction was defined in preschool education in Łódź due to the opening of public preschools for children and to the employment of Janina Pawłowska as a municipal preschool education inspector. It was concluded that major changes which occurred in Łódź preschools in 1924-1939 concerned the area of education and didactics, in particular in work with children and their family. Following the innovative pedagogical solutions, the authorities tried to modernize the existing preschools and open new ones, equip them with modern teaching aids, improve the quality of educational work, and introduce new forms of cooperation with parents to preschools.

Language: Polish

DOI: 10.35765/eetp.2023.1868.09

ISSN: 2353-7787


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Study on the Design Method of Montessori Educational Kindergarten under the Perspective of Preschool Education

Available from: Hill Publishing

Publication: Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, vol. 7, no. 8

Pages: 1535-1540

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Abstract/Notes: Kindergarten, as an important carrier for children's transition from family to society, is a place for the development and practice of preschool education, and plays a role that cannot be ignored in today's preschool education. Therefore, it is of great practical significance to implement the achievements of contemporary excellent early childhood education concepts into the architectural design of kindergartens. In recent years, Montessori's educational philosophy has attracted widespread attention in China. The Montessori teaching method is based on early childhood education, early childhood psychology, physiology, and other aspects. Its core theory coincides with the domestic concept of quality education, and has become a key topic of preschool education in the Ministry of Education. The purpose of this paper is to effectively integrate Montessori education concepts with kindergarten design and provide theoretical support for kindergarten design. Montessori's educational philosophy specifically elaborates on the natural development concept, sensitive period education, and sensory education of young children. These concepts are embodied in the "environmental education" aspect of kindergarten architectural design. By creating indoor and outdoor environments suitable for children's development, arranging rich functional spaces, and designing reasonable scales, colors, and shapes, children can develop freely in a "prepared environment".

Language: English

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.08.010

ISSN: 2576-0556, 2576-0548

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