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Article

L’invenzione linguistica alla scuola primaria: la didattica dell’italiano nell’esperienza montessoriana [Language Invention in Primary School: Teaching of Italian in a Montessori Experience]

Available from: Pensa Multimedia

Publication: Giornale Italiano della Ricerca Educativa / Italian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 10, no. Special Issue

Pages: 75-88

Europe, Italy, Language acquisition, Montessori schools, Scuola Montessori Milano (Milan, Italy), Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: In this paper we will present certain aspects of teaching Italian in the experimental language laboratory of the Montessori School of Milan. The laboratory consists of a series of meetings between teachers and researchers, featuring lessons conducted in class by researchers with the aim of creating a secret language together, and eventually its imaginary world. Furthermore, the teaching methodology will be set out in a consistent methodological and psychopedagogical framework as a support for learning Italian as a first and as well as second language. In particular, language productions will be analysed from a sociocultural perspective by considering secret languages as new cultural artefacts that help develop socio-relational competence, that is both self-regulating and metacognitive.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 2038-9744

Book Section

Maria Montessori e l'India [Maria Montessori and India]

Book Title: Maria Montessori cittadina del mondo [Maria Montessori, citizen of the world]

Pages: 278-279

Asia, Conferences, India, International Montessori Congress (8th, San Remo, Italy, 22-29 August 1949), South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Dal volume degli Atti dell'VIII Congresso Internazionale Montessori, svoltosi a S. Remo dal 22 al 29 agosto 1949 sul tema: "La formazione dell'uomo nella ricostruzione mondiale", edizione "Opera Montessori", Roma 1950, riportiamo il saluto augurale dell'Addetto culturale all'Ambasciata indiana di Roma, Madanjeet Singh. [From the volume of the Proceedings of the VIII Montessori International Congress, held in San Remo from 22 to 29 August 1949 on the theme: "The formation of man in world reconstruction", "Opera Montessori" edition, Rome 1950, we report the greeting of Cultural Attaché at the Indian Embassy in Rome, Madanjeet Singh.]

Language: Italian

Published: Roma: Comitato italiano dell'OMEP, 1967

Book

La pedagogia di Maria Montessori tra teoria e azione [Maria Montessori's pedagogy between theory and action]

Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: Le acquisizioni della ricerca psicopedagogica consentono oggi di cogliere con maggior consapevolezza gli aspetti di attualità dell'opera di Maria Montessori e di comprenderne gli elementi precursori rispetto ad istanze che soltanto in tempi successivi a quelli in cui la studiosa visse si sono affacciate nel dibattito pedagogico. Il volume analizza in questa chiave il modello educativo della pedagogista: ne individua i presupposti teorici e i principi metodologici, ne discute le scelte operative, gli obiettivi e le procedure didattiche, ne presenta gli sviluppi nei diversi gradi scolastici, analizza i processi che si svolgono all'interno dell'ambiente d'apprendimento, discute i dati delle ricerche. Il suo intento è offrire una visione complessiva e complessa di tale modello, scevra di semplificazioni riduttive, in grado di coglierne lo spessore dei riferimenti teorici e metodologici senza perdere di vista la visione culturale e scientifica all'interno della quale esso si colloca. [Today, the acquisitions of the psycho-pedagogical research allow us to understand, with greater awareness, Maria Montessori’s production topicality and features which are precursor elements of instances that only after her death became object of interest into the pedagogical debate. The present volume analyzes, in the above mentioned perspective, Montessori’s pedagogical model: it spreads a light on the theoretical assumptions, and the methodological principles developed by the pedagogist; furthermore, her operational choices, along with the goals she set, as well as the didactic procedures she developed are discussed, the processes that take place in the learning environment are analyzed, and the research results are discussed, as well. The goal of the present book is to propose a complex overview of Montessori’s educational model, without reductive simplifications, a perspective that offers the opportunity to better understand the depth of the theoretical and methodological references discussed, but not neglecting the cultural and scientific view in which this model is placed.]

Language: Italian

Published: Milano, Italy: Franco Angeli, 2007

ISBN: 978-88-464-9025-4 88-464-9025-8

Article

Hawaiian Indigenous Education and the Montessori Approach: Overlapping Pedagogy, Values, and Worldview

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 3

Pages: 251-271

Americas, Asian American and Pacific Islander community, Indigenous communities, North America, North America, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Nanette Schonleber makes a remarkable correlation as to why Hawaiian indigenous educators thrive with Montessori pedagogy. Compatible educators share values and goals, such as developmental learning, respect for parenthood, freedom of movement and independence, choice in learning, and specific individualized potential. Hawaiian language and culture-based educators view their work as a way of learning embedded in a way of life that integrates a cultural worldview and belief system, such as the child as a spiritual being, earth as living, and creation as interconnected. The author also finds congruency in land-based learning as being fundamental to indigenous learning and similar to the Erdkinder emphasis for the adolescent where interconnectedness and community roles arise out of farming. [This article is based on the author's 2006 award-winning doctoral dissertation titled "Culturally Congruent Education and the Montessori Model: Perspectives from Hawaiian Culture-Based Educators."]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Non solo seggioline e tavolini: il valore sociale della proposta di Maria Montessori [Not just small chairs and tables: the social value of Maria Montessori's proposal]

Available from: Educação (UFSM)

Publication: Educação (UFSM), vol. 43, no. 4

Pages: 641-654

Europe, Italy, Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: Il contributo ha un taglio storico con attenzione all’attualità e si occupa della pedagogia montessoriana, che è recentemente al centro di un dibattito vivace in Italia e di nuove sperimentazioni. Esso vuole mostrare il notevole valore etico e sociale presente nella proposta di Maria Montessori: un valore che attualmente è un po’ trascurato a livello divulgativo, perché la concezione montessoriana viene ridotta in alcuni casi a un metodo didattico (arredi a misura di bambino, materiali scientifici, maestra unica). Per questo motivo, l’autrice del contributo analizza il Discorso inaugurale in occasione dell’apertura di una Casa dei bambini nel 1907, scritto e pronunciato da Maria Montessori, focalizzandosi su alcuni temi. Il primo tema è quello degli spazi: il Discorso mette in luce come Montessori pensava al valore simbolico e sociale delle Case dei bambini e alla loro importanza per il recupero di situazioni di degrado e di miseria. Il secondo tema è quello del profilo professionale della maestra: le parole di Montessori mostrano come l’insegnante ha una importante funzione sociale ed è la persona che cresce i futuri cittadini favorendone la consapevolezza critica attraverso una relazione fondata sull’autonomia. Una rilettura dell’opera montessoriana in questa luce ci sprona anche a rivedere le proposte di altri pensatori della nostra storia culturale non come metodi didattici, pur innovativi e interessanti, ma anche e soprattutto nel loro messaggio sociale. Questa prospettiva appare sempre più urgente e doverosa in un’epoca come la nostra, che si trova ad affrontare problemi molto gravi riguardo alle condizioni dell’infanzia. [The contribution has a historical focus with attention to current affairs and deals with Montessori education, which has recently been at the centre of a lively debate in Italy and new experiments. It wants to show the remarkable ethical and social value present in the proposal of Maria Montessori: a value that is currently somewhat neglected at the level of popularization because the Montessori concept is reduced in some cases to an educational method (child-friendly furnishings, materials and methods, single teacher). For this reason, the author of the contribution analyzes the inaugural speech on the occasion of the opening of a Children's Home in 1907, written and pronounced by Maria Montessori, focusing on some themes. The first theme is that of spaces: the Discourse highlights how Montessori thought of the symbolic and social value of the homes of children and their importance for the recovery of situations of degradation and misery. The second theme is that of the professional profile of the teacher: the words of Montessori show how the teacher has an important social function and is the person who grows future citizens, encouraging critical awareness through a relationship based on autonomy. A reinterpretation of the Montessori work in this light also encourages us to review the proposals of other authors of our cultural history not as educational methods, although innovative and interesting, but also and above all in their social message. This perspective appears ever more urgent and necessary in our age, which is facing very serious problems concerning the conditions of childhood.]

Language: Italian

DOI: 10.5902/1984644434579

ISSN: 1984-6444

Article

Integration of peace education into early childhood education programs

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: International Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 28, no. 2

Pages: 29-36

Peace education

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Abstract/Notes: Preschool educators may observe that this unique historical period is an opportunity to integrate peace education into the educational program. The communication that has developed thanks to new technology has offered the opportunity for transformation. Teaching, nonviolence, conflict resolution, well-being, economic, political participation and interest in the environment can be considered as concepts of education for peace. This visionary idea includes global education, prevention of violence, character education and moral education. The educational program and methods of education for peace of preschool children (from birth to 8 years old) include different themes: 1) promote cooperation and resolve conflicts 2) respect for self and authority; 3) appreciation of diversity 4) the role of permeating cultural violence including television, video games, films and dramatic games stimulated by toys and representations of violent actions. These central themes contain the hope that the principles contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will be applied. Parents' participation seen as essential agents in decision-making concerning their children is a fundamental concept. The study of this event produced a visionary model, identified as education for peace, with the participation of parents. OMEP members act as catalysts for peace education efforts with an emphasis on intercultural education. Peace education was, is and will be a goal of pre-school and primary education for all educators around the world. There is a great need for activities in preschool, primary and other educational programs to reduce tensions peacefully.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/BF03174500

ISSN: 0020-7187, 1878-4658

Article

Education as a Peace Project: Maria Montessori and Jane Addams

Publication: MoRE Montessori Research Europe newsletter

Pages: 4

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Abstract/Notes: MORE Abstracts 2003 In this contribution I wish to draw a parallel between Maria Montessori and a writer who is not well known in Italy: Jane Addams (Chicago 1860-1935), a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1931, known in America and in the world above all as the founder of the Social Settlement Hull House, a residential social centre where educational and cultural activities were carried out for the inhabitants of a multicultural industrial suburb of Chicago. The parallel between the two writers focuses on their common way of considering the issue of peace, connected to the vital processes of the human being: social and, above all, educational ones. For both thinkers there is a close connection between the free and broad realisation of every individual and the construction of a better world, between means and ends, between education and a fair society, between moral and spiritual development and a real, profound, experience of freedom. Both writers were founders of alternative structures – Hull House and the Children’s Home – where the “users” could have a broader and deeper human experience, addressing a new curiosity to all levels of human life and that shows it has strong moral foundations rather than intellectual ones, as Addams wrote. And as Maria Montessori noted in her Children’s Homes: “we have seen children who completely changed, acquiring the love for things, while the sense of order, discipline and selfcontrol develop in them as an expression of perfect freedom. We have seen them work steadily, enhancing their energies in their work”. For both Maria Montessori and Jane Addams, peace was an essential theme of their reflection and their very lives, which in their later years they mostly devoted to their pacifist commitment. Their idea of peace, which they arrived at by delving deeply within themselves, cannot derive from pacifist propaganda or from mere intellectualist reasons, but can only be the fruit of a series of vital and psychic processes to be built up gradually and “scientifically” through education.

Language: English

ISSN: 2281-8375

Book

The Power of Pedagogy

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Abstract/Notes: ′[This book] is readable, engaging, informative and provoking′ - Tony Rae, ESCalate ′The book is encompassing all my own passions as a holistic practitioner; I feel it is multi-cultural, offering powerfully diverse and inclusive ideas of pedagogy. In particular, the concepts of this book are like a breath of fresh air for the ′disabled′ student, talking about alternative assessment etc.′ - Helene McArthur, ESCalate `Every now and again you come across a really important book that shifts and clarifies your thinking. The Power of Pedagogy is one of those books. Here you′ll find a fascinating analysis of the myriad of issues and ideas surrounding teaching and learning today. Drawing on history, theory and vignettes form today′s classrooms, these two experienced and active thinkers and practitioners have managed to provide new perspectives on the pedagogic mission. A remarkable piece of scholarship, it′s a ′must′ for all those setting out to teach and for those already teaching with the sort of intellectual curiosity that is the hallmark of the outstanding teacher′ - Tim Brighouse, formerly Adviser for London Schools, is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education ′This important book manages to combine an illuminating breadth of global reference with real insight into the practice of teaching and learning. Its highly readable investigative narrative integrates theory and practice with a quality of analysis that is both rare and entirely convincing′ - Sir David Winkley, former Headteacher Grove School, Handsworth and government education advisor The concept of ′pedagogy′ has become increasingly important as a frame of reference for debate about teaching and learning. In this book the authors analyse and explore contemporary ideas of pedagogy through the work of key figures including Freire, Montessori and Vygotsky, and explain how a new conception of pedagogy could transform educational institutions, particularly schools. In locating pedagogy as central to the process of education the authors: - explore the historical and cultural antecedents of our understanding of pedagogy - analyse the way understanding of the working of the human mind influences teaching and learning - review and critique ideas about learning and the construction of knowledge - examine the way new forms of communication are impacting on the processes and purposes of pedagogic activity. Highly relevant for masters and doctoral students of education, this book will also be of interest to educational practitioners undertaking research on issues related to pedagogy, both in the UK and internationally. Bob Moon and the late Jenny Leach have written extensively on pedagogy, teacher education and international developments in the field, including Learners and Pedagogies (1999). They lead the Research Group on Teacher Education across Societies and Cultures (RITES) at the Open University, UK. Bob Moon is Professor of Education at the Open University and Director of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Programme. Jenny Leach was Professor of Teacher Learning and Development at the Open University.

Language: English

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE, 2008

ISBN: 978-0-85702-655-2

Article

Students of Color and Public Montessori Schools: A Review of the Literature

Available from: University of Kansas Libraries

Publication: Journal of Montessori Research, vol. 3, no. 1

Pages: 1-15

African American community, African Americans, Americas, Mira C. Debs - Writings, Mira C. Debs - Writings, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, Public Montessori, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Students of color comprise a majority in public Montessori school enrollments around the United States, and practitioners are often asked for evidence of the Montessori Method’s benefits for these students. This article examines the relevant literature related to the experiences of students of color in public Montessori schools. Research finds Montessori education offers both opportunities and limitations for students of color in attending diverse schools, developing executive functions, achieving academically, accessing early childhood education and culturally responsive education, minimizing racially disproportionate discipline, and limiting overidentification for special education. Public Montessori education’s efficacy with students of color may be limited by several factors: the lack of diversity of the teaching staff and culturally responsive teacher education, schools that struggle to maintain racially diverse enrollments, and the challenge of communicating Montessori’s benefits to families with alternative views of education. The review concludes with directions for future research.

Language: English

DOI: 10.17161/jomr.v3i1.5859

ISSN: 2378-3923

Article

Culture, Race, Diversity: How Montessori Spells Success in Public Schools

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 18, no. 4

Pages: 9

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Abstract/Notes: Addressing the many complex issues associated with culture, race, and diversity is tough under any circumstances. But such issues become even more complex in school settings where large numbers of students speak different languages and reflect diverse ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. In this article, the author describes how the faculty members and the administrators at Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) in Indiana found a balance between quality education and student diversity. FWCS offers a district-wide school choice program that features a number of different educational offerings. Interestingly, as the district's student population (nearly 32,000) has become increasingly diverse--it now has about 80 languages/dialects represented by students--its Montessori magnet program has grown more successful. The author also relates that FWCS' Montessori magnet program is superbly suited to prepare students to flourish in culturally and racially diverse environments. As such, it is highly in demand among parents.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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