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Article

The Culture of Civility: The Cohesion of the Social Community

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 26, no. 3

Pages: 33-53

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Draws on a comparison of the characteristics of early childhood and early adolescence to comment on the culture of civility for adolescents. Discusses how Montessori adolescent psychology reiterates the role of the environment, the importance of work, the mindfulness of movement, the savoring of silence, the beauty of language, lessons in grace and courtesy, and the independence of self. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Book

The Mainstreaming of Montessori in America: The Humanities, Research, and the Modern Sciences

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Language: English

Published: Cleveland, Ohio: North American Montessori Teachers' Association, 1989

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Montessori and the Reformation of the American Educational System for the 21st Century

Book Title: Education for the 21st Century [AMI International Study Conference Proceedings, presented by AMI/USA, July 30 to August 4, 1988, Washington, D.C.]

Pages: 80-84

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Language: English

Published: [Rochester, New York]: Association Montessori International of the United States, 1989

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The Discovery of the Child: Revised and Enlarged Edition of the Montessori Method

Available from: Internet Archive

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: Revised and enlarged edition of "The Montessori Method."

Language: English

Published: Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1948

Edition: 3rd edition (Rev. and enlarged)

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The Form Education Must Take to be Able to Help the World in Our Present Circumstances [An address given at the Sixth International Montessori Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1937]

Book Title: Education and Peace

Pages: 50-55

Conferences, Denmark, Europe, International Montessori Congress (6th, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1-10 August 1937), Maria Montessori - Speeches, addresses, etc., Maria Montessori - Writings, Nordic countries, Northern Europe, Peace, Peace education, Scandinavia, Trainings

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Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2018

ISBN: 978-90-79506-21-7

Series: Montessori Series , 10

Article

The Prepared Adult as the Key to the Montessori Approach for Indigenous Communities of Australia

Publication: Montessori Articles (Montessori Australia Foundation)

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Language: English

Article

Preparation of the Environment for the Young Child in the Family 21 February 1939, Amsterdam. Public Lecture at Maison Hirsch

Publication: Communications: Journal of the Association Montessori Internationale (2009-2012), vol. 2009, no. 2

Pages: 8–15

Child development, Early childhood care and education, Europe, Holland, Infants, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Maria Montessori - Speeches, addresses, etc., Maria Montessori - Writings, Montessori method of education, Netherlands, Newborn infants, Parenting - Study and teaching

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Abstract/Notes: In the early months of 1939, Maria Montessori spent most of her time in the Netherlands. She had commissioned the manufacture of especially designed child-size furniture, and an Amsterdam store hosted the exhibition of this special furniture for a number of weeks. To help explain the philosophy behind the furniture Maria Montessori gave a talk at the store. Dr Montessori made a strong plea for family and school to truly and effectively collaborate, ensuring that both environments are complementary.

Language: English

ISSN: 1877-539X

Doctoral Dissertation

The Growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States, 1909-1970

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

Americas, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to examine the growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States during the periods 1909-1921 and 1952-1970. The Montessori system was viewed as an innovation in American education and special attention was directed to the leaders of the movement and the role they played in its growth. The primary sources used for the initial period were the papers of Mabel Bell kept in the Bell Room of the National Geographic Society and the McClure Manuscripts housed in the Lilly Library at Indiana University. For the latter period, the following sources were utilized: American Montessori Society files, files of Whitby School, tape recordings from the American Montessori Society, interviews with Nancy Rambusch, Cleo Monson, John McDermott and correspondence with Mario Montessori and Margaret Stephensen. In addition to visits to the original Casa dei Bambini in Rome and modern Case in Italy, many Montessori schools in the United States were observed. The background of Dr. Montessori was discussed and the influences, principles and contributions of her method were examined. The period from 1909-1921 was analyzed with reference to the leadership of Maria Montessori, S.S. McClure, Mabel Bell, Helen Parkhurst and William Kilpatrick. The social, educational, political, theoretical and communications problems were examined to determine possible reasons for the demise of Montessori education in that era. The renascance [sic] of Montessori education in the United States (1952-1970) was examined with emphasis on the leadership of Mario Montessori, Nancy Rambusch, Margaret Stephenson, Cleo Monson and John McDermott. The areas of social, educational, theoretical and communications were studied for likely reasons for the resurgence of Montessori education in America. A paradigmatic schema was used to compare the role of the leaders in each period: Policy maker- Maria Montessori and Mario Montessori; Promoter- S.S. McClure and Nancy Rambusch; Organizer- Mabel Bell and Cleo Monson; Disciple- Helen Parkhurst and Margaret Stephenson; Professional Educator- William Kilpatrick and John McDermott. The qualities of leadership which led to the original demise of the Montessori Movement were: 1) Mistrust and lack of direct contact with United States educators and Montessori promoters by Maria Montessori; 2) Withdrawal of lecture and film rights from S.S. McClure by Dr. Montessori; 3) Dissolution of Montessori organizations by Mabel Bell and Helen Parkhurst because of lack of confidence in them by Maria Montessori; 5) Strong influence by William Kilpatrick (who did not believe in the Montessori method) on kindergarten teachers. The rebirth of the Montessori Movement was influenced by: 1) Mario Montessori's strong adherence to the original ideas of Maria Montessori; 2) Nancy Rambusch's proper use of leadership and timing and the formation of the American Montessori Society by her; 3) The organized efforts of the American Montessori Society and its teacher-training and public relations function by Cleo Monson; 4) The loyalty and knowledge displayed by Margaret Stephenson in running the Association Montessori Internationale teacher-training course in Washington; 5) the efforts of John McDermott to put Montessori in an American cultural context in teacher-training and professionalization of Montessori education. The writer finds strong indications for the thesis that it was the leadership which effected the growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States and recommends further research into other educational innovations in the United States such as the British Infant School Movement and Headstart with attention to the leadership.

Language: English

Published: New York City, New York, 1971

Article

The Magic, the Music of the Ordinary

Publication: Montessori Courier, vol. 5, no. 5

Pages: 20–23

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Language: English

ISSN: 0959-4108

Book

The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in the Children's Houses with Additions and Revisions by the Author

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Language: English

Published: London, England: Heinemann, 1915

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