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Article

Regional Reports [United States, Caribbean, Central America, South America]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: 19

Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin American community, North America, Public Montessori, South America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, September 2000

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

News from the Regions [Mexico, United States, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Brazil]

Publication: El Boletin [Consejo Interamericano Montessori]

Pages: 4-8

Americas, Latin America and the Caribbean, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation

Barriers Contributing to the Minimal Participation of African American Parents in Their Children's Schools: A Qualitative Case Study of African American Parent Involvement in an Urban K–8 Elementary School in Minnesota

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

African American community, African Americans, Americas, North America, Early childhood education - Parent participation, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, Parent participation, Parent-teacher relationships, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This research is a case study of African American parent involvement at a urban Montessori school in Minnesota. African American parents at this school have had limited involvement in conferences, PTSO meetings, school activities, and on the Site-Based Leadership Team. An examination of the literature was made to investigate the influences on African American parents when they make decisions about their parental involvement. This research covered the historical background, theoretical background, implications, racial barriers, and strategies that increased African American parent involvement. An ethnography was designed to gather data from 9 mothers of African American students. These parents provided information about their backgrounds and their experiences with the school. Staff at the school (6) were interviewed as to their experiences with African American parent involvement. The results of the study offer findings on attitudes, perceptions, needs and ideas for improving African American parent involvement at any school.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2000

Article

News from the Regions [Mexico, United States, Caribbean, South America, Brazil]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 14, no. 4

Pages: 20-21

Americas, Latin America and the Caribbean, Public Montessori

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, May 2002

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Doctoral Dissertation

Characterizing the Conversation: A Historical Re-view of Maria Montessori's Visits to the United States, 1913-1918

Available from: Virginia Tech Libraries

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Abstract/Notes: This historical re-view of the events and interactions of Maria Montessori's visit to the United States between the years 1913 and 1918 begins by examining Montessori's personal history, with an emphasis on her educational background leading up to her becoming the first female physician in Italy. After discussing her scientific background briefly, the document specifically addresses several of Montessori's educational concepts. Next, this study examines specific nuances of organization, power and intent found in the educational system of the United States at the time of her visits. Particular emphasis is placed on the implications of industrialization, increasing immigration and the response of the educational establishment to these issues. Interactions and events from her visits in the United States follow. Montessori's influences on and experiences with prominent figures in the U.S. at that time are accentuated through the events that highlight her travels. After detailing each visit in the historical context in which it occurred, the piece continues with the author's discussion of how the dissertation applies to teaching history in the foundations. The piece concludes with conceptual suggestions of ways to increase diverse social awareness and encourage community-based responses of pre-service and in-service public school educators.

Language: English

Published: Blacksburg, Virginia, 1997

Article

Regional Reports [Mexico, United States]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 21

Americas, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, North America, Public Montessori, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, January 2001

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Master's Thesis

Recent Relations Between Argentina and the United States Since 1900

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Americas, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, North America, South America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Includes information related to Montessori's visit to Argentina in 1927.

Language: English

Published: Los Angeles, California, 1929

Book Section

The Rise and Fall of Anne George as America’s Premier Montessori Educator

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 101-143

Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Anne E. George, the first American trained as a directress by Montessori in 1910, is significant as the paramount Montessori educator in the United States from 1910 to 1915. George, who established the first American Montessori school in Tarrytown, New York in 1911, was also the English-language translator of Montessori’s book, The Montessori Method (1912). Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, intent on promoting Montessori education, established the national Montessori Educational Association, with George as its Director of Research. George was also the headmistress of the Montessori schools supported by the Bells in Washington, DC. In addition, George was Montessori’s aide and translator during her extensive lecture tour in 1913. Montessori’s relationship with George deteriorated. Montessori revoked Anne George’s credentials as a Montessori directress in 1915. The ever-loyal George, who strived to replicate the Montessori Method in American private schools, and, once, the premier American Montessori educator, was discredited by her mentor. After her marriage in 1919, George never returned to the field of education.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

Article

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The Montessori Preschool Landscape in the United States: History, Programmatic Inputs, Availability, and Effects

Available from: Wiley Online Library

Publication: ETS Research Report Series, vol. 2019, no. 1

Pages: 1-20

Americas, Montessori method of education, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: The Day 1 Academies Fund aims to support a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. To provide insight into the fund's pedagogical inspiration, in this report I provide a high-level overview of the Montessori preschool landscape in the United States. This overview includes 5 key programmatic elements of a traditional Montessori approach to teaching and learning in classrooms serving preschool-aged children, the reported availability of Montessori programs that enroll 3- and 4-year-old children, and what is known about enrollees' demographics. To situate this information in the larger, publicly financed, early education policy context, I also provide similar data for state-funded pre-K and federally funded Head Start programs for preschoolers. In addition, I review research on children's outcomes after participating in U.S.-based Montessori preschool and elementary programs. This overview provides some context for understanding how the Day 1 Academies Fund eventually defines the constructs of high quality, Montessori inspired, and underserved. This review also suggests it could be useful for the Fund's stakeholders to undertake short-term research examining the current early education options of families with low incomes living in low-access-to-Montessori states as well as long-term research aimed at expanding the research base on the effects of Montessori programs aimed at preschoolers.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1002/ets2.12252

ISSN: 2330-8516

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Music Education in Montessori Schools: An Exploratory Study of School Directors’ Perceptions in the United States

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: International Journal of Music Education, vol. 35, no. 2

Pages: 227-238

Americas, North America, Perceptions, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at their schools, the challenges faced when teaching music, individual perceptions of the impact of music on development, and beliefs about music as a valuable component of the curriculum. Data included responses to Likert-scale items and open-ended questions in an online survey. Analyses revealed that while school directors believed music could be used to engage students in learning or to build upon issues of multicultural understanding, opportunities for musical engagement were limited as a result of stringent budget cuts or time restrictions in the classroom. Implications are discussed in terms of including music in the Montessori classroom in ways that align with Maria Montessori’s pedagogies situated within an international context.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/0255761416659508

ISSN: 0255-7614, 1744-795X

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