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Master's Thesis

The Impact of Role-Play on the Self-Regulation of Preschoolers Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: This Action Research Project examined the impact of role-play on preschoolers’ self-regulation development in a Montessori primary classroom. The class consisted of 18 students; ages 3-5 years old. Four of the nine students in the intervention had delays, disruptions, or modifications to their Montessori experience, possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Role-play scenarios were performed by the students for four weeks. The results show that role-play positively impacted self-regulation in the primary classroom. The average percentage of self-regulated behaviors increased by 28.5% from the pre-intervention week through the last intervention week. Modeling of self-regulated behaviors increased, and modeling of dysregulated behaviors decreased during the intervention. Role-play is a fun and engaging way to help young children learn, practice, and model self-regulated behaviors in the classroom.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2023

Book Section

Children's Well-Being and Teachers' Benevolence as the Road to Higher Performance?: Cognitive Neuroscience and Montessori in Preschools

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Book Title: Education, Parenting, and Mental Health Care in Europe: The Contradictions of Building Autonomous Individuals

Pages: 63-78

Academic achievement, Belgium, Cognitive development, Denmark, Developmental psychology, Europe, France, Montessori method of education, Nordic countries, Northern Europe, Preschool children

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Abstract/Notes: There is now a broad international consensus that investing in early childhood education and care represents the highest “return on investment” in terms of economic and social development. The pursuit of the dual objective of efficiency and equity has resulted in a reorientation of preschool curricula towards preparation for compulsory schooling, emphasizing the acquisition of the “fundamentals” (reading, writing, and arithmetic) most useful for future academic success. The chapter offers first a comparative analysis of how this “schooling process” unfolded in French and Belgian nursery schools and in the Danish kindergarten. It attests to the persistence of specific cultural and political traditions relating to both the respective roles of the state and families in early childhood education, as well as of conceptions of childhood and relations between adults and children. Second, based on field research conducted in French-speaking Belgium, it discusses the idea that the search for children's well-being and performance at the same time creates tensions in the exercise of the teaching profession. It then shows that it is possible to understand the success of the discourse of cognitive neuroscience and so-called alternative pedagogical methods, including Montessori, because these discourses seem to propose a way to overcome these tensions.

Language: English

Published: New York, New York: Routledge, 2024

ISBN: 978-1-00-337720-7

Article

The Gifted Preschool Child: The Forgotten Item in Society's Budget

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 6, no. 1

Pages: 16

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Language: English

Article

Impact of the Montessori Method and Traditional Classroom Teaching on the Analogical Reasoning of Preschool Children

Publication: The Child and You, vol. 11

Pages: 9-13

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Language: English

Master's Thesis (M.A.)

Teacher Perceptions and Ideologies of Multilingualism in the South African Montessori Preschool Environment

Available from: Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Africa, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori schools, Multilingualism, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Teachers, Teachers - Attitudes

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Abstract/Notes: The linguistic environment of preschools in South Africa is considerably under-researched. In this study, research was undertaken to discover how South African Montessori preschool teachers approach the issue of multilingualism in their classrooms and their perceptions of the value of speaking multiple languages. Teachers working in Montessori schools in Cape Town were interviewed about their experiences and ideologies of multilingualism in the classroom. Data was analysed through a Bakhtinian lens to uncover the tensions surrounding these beliefs and experiences of South African multilingualism. It was found that although many teachers supported the idea of multilingualism, they faced significant practical and administrative barriers to its implementation in the classroom. Furthermore, it was notable that much of the work to teach or introduce additional language in the preschool space was performed by underpaid, undertrained, and under-valued non-teaching staff, such as cleaning staff and classroom assistants.

Language: English

Published: Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2023

Article

I Kathmandu finns Nepals första montessoriförskola: en motvikt till likriktning och auktoritet [Kathmandu has Nepal's first Montessori preschool: a counterbalance to alignment and authority]

Publication: Montessori-tidningen (Svenska montessoriförbundet), no. 6

Pages: 12-13

Asia, Montessori method of education, Nepal, South Asia

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Language: Swedish

ISSN: 1103-8101

Video Recording

Introduction to the Montessori Math Curriculum: Preschool Through Elementary

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Abstract/Notes: Examines how the Montessori mathematics curriculum moves children from the concrete to the abstract.

Runtime: 18 minutes

Language: English

Published: Yellow Springs, Ohio, 2002

Article

María Montessori: de cuando el parvulario dejó de ser preescolar, El descubrimiento del niño (Textos) [Maria Montessori: When Kindergarten Stopped Being Preschool, The Discovery of the Child (Texts)]

Publication: Revista Infancia, vol. 14

Pages: 24-25

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Language: Spanish

Book

Provision of Early Childhood Education in Montessori Preschools

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, New Zealand, Oceania

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Language: English

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Education Review Office, 2002

Master's Thesis

A Comparison of Preschool Competencies Required by Thai Curriculum as Realized in a United States Play-Oriented Program and a Montessori Program

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

Americas, Comparative education, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, North America, Play, Thai children, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This research involved observing children in two programs, Montessori and play-oriented program, in order to determine the extent of children's opportunity to develop competency according to their choice of activities and to identify which program provided more appropriate activities for Thai children. The results showed that children in a play-oriented program had more opportunity to develop competency in language, social science, motor skill, eye-hand coordination, shape and size recognition and discrimination, creativity, problem solving, and imagination than did children in a Montessori program. However, children in a Montessori program had more opportunity to develop competency in mathematics and science than did children in a play-oriented program. Thus, it would be necessary to combine activities from both programs in the Thai curriculum.

Language: English

Published: Denton, Texas, 1991

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