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Article

The Formation of Mind: Language, Learning and Logic in Early Childhood

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2003, no. 4

Pages: 25–32

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, vol. 30, no. 3

Pages: 220-229

Africa, East Africa, Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: The training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) teachers in Kenya remains a priority in recognition of the vital role well-trained professionals play in the quality of early childhood experiences for children ages 0+ to 5+. This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of ECDE professionals, including pedagogical strategies and curricular guidelines. Specific attention is given to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology's intersectoral framework for stakeholders and the holistic, child-centered, multidimensional approach to coordinated early childhood development and education. A cross-section of challenges to training ECDE teachers and recommendations are offered.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/10901020903084256

ISSN: 1090-1027

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San Remo Lectures: Lecture I, The Creative Capacity of Early Childhood

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2003, no. 2-3

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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"It Just Makes Sense”: Early Childhood Teachers and Mixed‐Age Grouping in One Preschool Setting

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, vol. 20, no. 3

Pages: 337-345

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/0163638990200311

ISSN: 1090-1027

Master's Thesis

The Impact of Montessori-Trained Early Childhood Assistants on Child Engagement in Licensed Montessori Centers

Available from: MINDS@UW River Falls

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education, Teachers' assistants, Three-hour work cycle, Work periods

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Abstract/Notes: This study examined the impact of Montessori training provided to Assistants in authentic Montessori schools that are operating as licensed childcare centers. The study looked at correlations between the implementation of a Montessori specific training program for Assistants and how that impacted the active engagement of the children throughout the morning work cycle. The Lead Teacher in the participating classroom was asked to take a time sampling of the students' engagement levels every 30 minutes during the morning work cycle for a 2 week period of time. This quantitative analysis was completed to determine how many children were wandering, actively engaged, disengaged or actively disengaged in their work. After the data collection period ended, Assistants were given training that focused on the Montessori method and philosophy, classroom management, and feedback/expectations in their role. Post-training, the goal was to conduct another 2 week round of time sampling to analyze if the engagement level of the children increased. However, during the training period, turnover at the participating school increased from 3% to 33%, leaving the researcher unable to fully complete the training before conducting another round of time sampling. Interviews during and after this period of time indicated that the reason for the turnover was due to an inauthentic Montessori classroom feel (55% of respondents) and/or personal reasons (45% of respondents.) With further research, the root causes of the "inauthentic classroom feel" were narrowed down to difficult child behaviors, transitions of children moving from the toddler room to the children's house room, and, overwhelmingly, a lack of Assistant training. While the original research project was unable to be completed due to the staff turnover, the root cause of the turnover pointed to the necessity of implementing an Assistant Training program in the future. Not only would this potentially decrease Teacher and Assistant turnover in the Montessori classroom, but better retention and more highly trained staff would most certainly have a positive impact on child engagement in the classroom.

Language: English

Published: River Falls, Wisconsin, 2019

Article

Early Education: The Kindergarten; The House of Childhood; The 'Exceptional Home'

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: Kindergarten Review, vol. 24, no. 5

Pages: 271-283

Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Kindergarten (Froebel system of education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D.)

Policy Reservations: Early Childhood Workforce Registries and Alternative Pedagogy Teacher Preparation

Available from: American Montessori Society

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education - Teacher training, Teacher training

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Language: English

Published: Bloomington, Indiana, 2015

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Identification of the Social Development in Early Childhood in Pakistan

Available from: Clute Journals

Publication: Journal of College Teaching & Learning, vol. 7, no. 6

Pages: 39-48

Asia, Pakistan, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: This study was conducted to identify the social development in early childhood years. It was delimited to eight private schools of Lahore City from the area of Faisal Town and Shadman. Forty students (male and female) were randomly selected as the sample. Five students from Nursery, Prep and grade one were selected from each school. A checklist was developed by reviewing the related literature which covered attributes of social developments under the sections of individual, social skills, peer relationships and communication skills. It was revealed that individual, social skills, peer relationships and communication skills were developed in the children but a positive mood was lacking in them at this stage.

Language: English

DOI: 10.19030/tlc.v7i6.129

ISSN: 1544-0389, 2157-894X

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The professional development of early years childhood educators in Ireland and Germany

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: International Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 27, no. 1

Pages: 19

Europe, Germany, Ireland, Northern Europe, Trainings, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: This work deals with the professional development of “Preschool Educators” (concerned with the education of children between the ages of 3 and 6 in Ireland and Germany. It describes the training that is given in both countries and gives all kinds of details about the courses that In Germany the majority of 3 or 6-year-olds are educated by "auxiliaries" while in Ireland the majority of children between the ages of 4 and 6 are educated by perfectly qualified primary school teachers with a Bacharell degree. Irish children 3 0 4 years old (technical word I understand) thirty “Preschool Playgroups, Naonraí (Irish language) and Montessori Schools. This article analyzes the training of all the above mentioned personal types and concludes with a“ critical ”discussion on the training systems of the children. preschool teachers from each country. [Cet article explique le développement professionnel des Educateurs de la Petite Enfance (concernés par l’éducation des enfants de 3 à 6 ans en Irlande et en Allemagne. Il décrit la formation donnée dans les 2 pays et donne des détails sur les cours qu’ils entreprennent. En Allemagne, la majorité des 3 à 6 ans sont pris en charge par des ‘Educatrices’ (éducateurs/puèricultrices) tandis qu’en Irlande la majorité des 4 à 6 ans reçoivent un enseignement par des professeurs qualifiés avec un B.Ed. degré. Les 3 à 4 ans irlandais fréquentent les groupes de jeux préscolaires, les groupes de jeux parlant l’Irlandais—les Naonraí—et les écoles Montessori. Cet article considére la formation de tous les types de personnels cités plus haut et il se conclut par une discussion critique sur le système de formation préscolaire dans chaque pays. / Este trabajo trata el desarrollo profesional de los “Educadores de Preescolar” (preocupados con la educación de niños entre los 3 y 6 años en Irlanda y Alemania. Describe el entrenamiento que se da en ambos países y da todo tipo de detalles sobre los cursos que frecuentan. El alemania la mayoria de niños de 3 0 6 años que son educados por “auxiliares” mientras que en Irlande la mayoria de niños entre los 4 y 6 años son educados por profesores de primaria perfectamente cualificados con un grado Bacharell. Los niños Irlandeses de 3 0 4 años (palabra tecnica ne entiendo) trecuentan “Preschool Playgroups, Naonraí (lingua Irlandesa) y Escolas Montessori. Este articulo analiza el entrenamiento detodos tipos personal encima indicados y concluye con una discusión “critica” sobre los sistemas de entrenamiento de los profesores de preescolar de cada país.]

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/BF03178101

ISSN: 0020-7187, 1878-4658

Article

A Guided Tour of the Early Childhood and Elementary Montessori Classrooms: Part 2: Reading, Composition and Literature, Math, Science, Geography, History, International Studies, the Arts, Health and Wellness

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 16, no. 2

Pages: 6–40, 44–45

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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