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Article

The Essential Is Invisible to the Eye: The Evolution of the Parent Observer [part 2 of 2]

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2008, no. 1

Pages: 44–59

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Abstract/Notes: In Part I, Parker’s research highlights what helps parents to become competent observers and how this benefits the parent/child relationship. Part 2 focuses on four ideas about change and their sources.

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Epic of Evolution Conference: Taking the Journey Back Home

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

Pages: 140-144

Early childhood education, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: Provides a summary of the presentations at the "Epic of Evolution" conference held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (November 12-14, 1997). Describes the impact of the conference in relation to the work of Montessori and the work of Montessori teachers in scientific pursuits in the classroom.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Doctoral Dissertation

The Historical Evolution and Contemporary Status of Montessori Schooling in New Zealand as an Example of the Adaptation of an Alternative Educational Ideal to a Particular National Context

Available from: Massey University - Theses and Dissertations

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History, New Zealand, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: There have been two distinct phases of the Montessori method of education in New Zealand. The first began in 1912 and continued into the 1950s. The second phase, starting in 1975, has resulted in over one hundred Montessori early childhood centres being established throughout the country. In this thesis I examined the historical evolution and contemporary status of Montessori schooling in New Zealand, as an adaptation of an alternative educational ideal to a particular national context. To situate this study, the history of the Montessori movement was investigated, taking into consideration the particular character and personality of its founder, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). It is argued that the apparent contradictions of Montessori, who claimed to be both a scientific educator and a missionary, help explain the endurance of her method. The thesis further maintains that Montessori became a global educator whose philosophy and pedagogy transcends national boundaries. The middle section of this thesis examines the Montessori movement in New Zealand during the first phase and the second phase, highlighting the key role that individuals played in spreading Montessori's ideas. The major aim was to examine how Montessori education changes and adapts in different cultures and during different time frames. The thesis concentrates on New Zealand as a culturally specific example of a global phenomenon. The final section of the thesis is a case study of a Montessori early childhood centre examining the influence of Government policy and how the development of the centre supports the ongoing implementation of Montessori's ideas. The perceptions of Montessori teachers, former parents and students regarding the nature and value of Montessori education are also considered. Finally, observations carried out as part of the case study are analysed to further demonstrate the ways in which the original ideas of Montessori have been reworked to suit a different historical and societal context. It is concluded that Montessori is a global educator whose philosophy and pedagogy transcends national boundaries. Nonetheless, the integration of Montessori education within any country, including New Zealand, does result in a culturally specific Montessori education.

Language: English

Published: Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2004

Article

Evolution and Flow

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 22, no. 1

Pages: 118-149

Attention, Attention in children, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: Presents flow theory in the context of evolution. Defines the elements of "flow" and contends that flow results in an optimal state of inner harmony which improves one's chance for survival. Identifies consequences of flow for creativity, peak performance, talent development, productivity, self-esteem, and stress reduction. Examines the impact of lack of flow, and flow in everyday life. (KDFB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Book Section

Evolution of Life

Book Title: Creative Development in the Child: The Montessori Approach

Pages: 303-311

Asia, Evolution, India, South Asia, Maria Montessori - Writings, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Maria Montessori lectured in Italian during the first International Montessori Course in 1939 at Madras, India. These 75 lectures were translated into English by her son Mario, as she spoke. And were taken down near verbatim in short hand, transcribed and set into galleys overnight. One such set of proofs forms the original manuscript for this book. For the most part, each chapter in this book encompasses a single lecture. The lectures are left in the same order as they were given, swinging between psychology and the use of the materials. India’s diversity of language, social custom and religious practice enriched her research. During this time, Dr. Montessori worked with children in Madras and put into practice her theories of adapting the environment, furniture and the Practical Life materials to local conditions. In these lectures, Maria Montessori speaks with the mature wisdom of a lifetime spent studying, not just early childhood, but human development as a whole and gives a complete, wonderful and colorful overview of her pedagogy and philosophy.

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2020

ISBN: 978-90-79506-52-1

Series: The Montessori Series , 24

Book Section

Theories of Evolution

Book Title: Creative Development in the Child: The Montessori Approach

Pages: 343-350

Asia, Evolution, India, South Asia, Maria Montessori - Writings, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Maria Montessori lectured in Italian during the first International Montessori Course in 1939 at Madras, India. These 75 lectures were translated into English by her son Mario, as she spoke. And were taken down near verbatim in short hand, transcribed and set into galleys overnight. One such set of proofs forms the original manuscript for this book. For the most part, each chapter in this book encompasses a single lecture. The lectures are left in the same order as they were given, swinging between psychology and the use of the materials. India’s diversity of language, social custom and religious practice enriched her research. During this time, Dr. Montessori worked with children in Madras and put into practice her theories of adapting the environment, furniture and the Practical Life materials to local conditions. In these lectures, Maria Montessori speaks with the mature wisdom of a lifetime spent studying, not just early childhood, but human development as a whole and gives a complete, wonderful and colorful overview of her pedagogy and philosophy.

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2020

ISBN: 978-90-79506-52-1

Series: The Montessori Series , 24

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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

Article

Making the Switch: One School's Evolution from CEO- to Community-Based Management

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 6, no. 2

Pages: 24–25

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Montessori and the Revolution in Values

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1974, no. 3

Pages: 2–13

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Abstract/Notes: Paper read at the Washington Montessori Institute and Toronto Centenary celebrations, 1970

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Evolution of the Plant Kingdom: A Correlation Between the Time Line of Life and the Plant Classification Chart [Part 1]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter

Pages: 16–19

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Language: English

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