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Penggunaan Media Sanpaper Latter terhadap Keaksaraan Awal Anak Kelompok B di PAUD Jaya Henida Palembang [The Use of Sandpaper Letter Materials for Group B Children's Early Literacy at PAUD Jaya Henida Palembang]
Available from: Ulil Albab Institute
Publication: ULIL ALBAB: Jurnal Ilmiah Multidisiplin, vol. 2, no. 4
Date: Mar 2023
Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Sandpaper letters, Southeast Asia
Abstract/Notes: Masalah dalam Penelitian ini Adakah pengaruh penggunaan media sandpaper letters terhadap pengenalan huruf pada anak kelompok B di PAUD Jaya Henida Palembang?. Penelitian ini bertujuan Untuk mengetahui pengaruh penggunaan media sandpaper letters terhadap pengenalan huruf anak kelompok B di PAUD Jaya Henida Palembang. Metode penelitian yang digunakan pada penelitian ini adalah pendekatan deskriptif kualitatif. Teknik pengumpulan data dalam penelitian ini adalah dokumentasi. Berdasarkan penelitian yang telah dilakukan di PAUD Jaya Henida Palembang, maka dapat ditarik beberapa kesimpulan sebagai berikut : 1) Kemampuan keaksaraan anak PAUD pada umumnya telah mencapai perkembangan normal dalam tahap kemunculan literasi, meliputi kemampuan dengar – bicara dan baca – tulis; 2) Kendala dan kebutuhan guru dalam pengembangan keaksaraan, diantaranya kurangnya peralatan dan materi, buku sumber, sarana dan fasilitas yang memadai; 3) Desain pengembangan keaksaraan di fokuskan pada kegiatan menstimulus kemunculan kemampuan dengar – bicara baca – tulis sesuai dengan tahap perkembangan anak PAUD; 4) Cara mengembangkan alat peraga sandpaper letter berbasis metode Montessori yaittu sebagai berikut : pertama, alat peraga menarik. Kedua, alat peraga memiliki gradasi. Ketiga, alat peraga digunakan untuk dapat melatih anak belajar secara mandiri. Keempat, alat peraga digunakan untuk mengetahui kesalahan yang terjadi dengan adanya alat peraga.
A Philosophical Perspective on the Purpose of Education in Indonesia
Available from: Springer Link
Book Title: Comparative and Decolonial Studies in Philosophy of Education
Asia, Australasia, Comparative education, Friedrich Fröbel - Philosophy, Indonesia, Ki Hajar Dewantara - Philosophy, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Rabindranath Tagore - Philosophy, Southeast Asia
Abstract/Notes: This chapter will look at the purpose of education in the context of Indonesia’s past and present. I will draw on the philosophy of Ki Hajar Dewantara (1889–1959), who is regarded as the father of Indonesian education. In conceptualising education, he was influenced by his upbringing, local culture, and international influences from various educators and philosophers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Maria Montessori, and Friedrich Fröbel. This chapter is particularly timely because the Indonesian government has started to critically re-examine two of the educational concepts proposed by Dewantara, which are “pendidikan karakter” (character education) and “merdeka belajar” (independent learning). The chapter will start with a discussion on the purpose of education before introducing Dewantara and his background. I will then offer two comparisons; First, between Dewantara’s purpose of education and the aims of Dutch schools during the colonial period in Indonesia, highlighting the importance of imparting local wisdom and values in Dewantara’s school which were ignored by the colonial schools. Second, between Dewantara’s purpose of education and the current government’s policies. By doing so, I will highlight the different purposes articulated for education in various contexts, from the colonial era to present-day Indonesia. The conclusion of this chapter is that there have been profound changes to the very purpose of education in Indonesia. Nevertheless, Dewantara’s philosophy is still very much relevant today and thus, the Indonesian government should revisit its conceptualisation of the foundations of education. Dewantara’s thought is also likely to see increased interest in other countries due to a growing global demand for awareness of non-Western educational philosophies.
Published: Singapore: Springer Nature, 2023
Edition: 1st ed.
The Progressive Classroom: Unlocking the Potential of Learning for the Future
Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Progressive education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Reggio Emilia approach (Early childhood education) - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Published: Chennai, India: Clever Fox Publishing, 2023
Kinaesthetic Learning Material for EFL Pronunciation Teaching and Their Potential for Teacher Education
Book Title: Activating and Engaging Learners and Teachers: Perspectives for English Language Education
Foreign language education, Language acquisition, Language development, Language education, Montessori materials
Published: Tübingen, Germany: Narr Francke Attempto, 2023
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 978-3-8233-8460-1 3-8233-8460-0
Series: AAA - Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Analisis metode islamic montessori for multiple intelligences pada anak generasi alpha dalampengembangan pembelajaran pendidikan agama islam / Analysis of the Islamic Montessori for Multiple Intelligences Method in Alpha Generation Children in the Development of Islamic Education Learning
Available from: Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Tarbiyah Madani Yogyakarta (STITMA)
Publication: At Turots: Jurnal Pendidikan Islam, vol. 5, no. 2
Asia, Australasia, Indonesia, Islamic Montessori method of education, Islamic education, Multiple intelligences, Southeast Asia
Abstract/Notes: Children are born into the world as the nature of both parents. The importance of education from an educator is the initial foundation of the formation of creativity and activity, children. The role of educators of parents and teachers is a principle of how they are formed and fostered by the environment. Alpha generation is a child born in 2010 until now. The development of increasingly advanced technology makes the Alpha generation highly skilled using existing technology. They are principled to become an unfashionable generation. Today, the era is dominated by an instant and easy nature that results in influence in all fields, especially the field of education. The Islamic Montessori for Multiple Intelligences method is a method that teaches Islamic education based on compound intelligence in children. The intelligence of alpha generation children has the potential incomplete multiple intelligences so that they can survive, adapt and always be resilient in following high levels of diversity and all changes that are instant. This research aims to find out (1) The role of educators to alpha generation children in the development of Islamic Education learning with Islamic Montessori methods for Multiple Intelligences, (2) Methods that can support success in improving the quality of education. The method in this article uses by library research. The primary and secondary source is Maria Montessori's book translated in Indonesian and journal references. The result of the discussion in this paper is (1) The development of Islamic Religious Education learning that applies the following, language intelligence, mathematical logic, spatial-visual, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligence. (2) Knowing the compound intelligence in alpha generation children in Islamic education. / Anak terlahir ke dunia sebagai fitrah kedua orang tuanya. Pentingnya pendidikan dari seorang pendidik merupakan pondasi awal terbentuknya kreatifitas dan keaktifan pada anak. Peran pendidik dari orang tua dan guru merupakan prinsip bagaimana mereka dibentuk dan dibina oleh lingkungan masing-masing. Generasi alpha adalah anak yang lahir di tahun 2010 hingga sekarang. Perkembangan teknologi yang semakin maju membuat generasi alpha sangat terampil menggunakan teknologi. Sehingga, mereka berprinsip untuk menjadi generasi yang tidak ketinggalan zaman. Dewasa ini, zaman pun di dominasi dengan sifat yang serba instan dan serba mudah yang mengakibatkan pengaruh dalam segala bidang khususnya bidang pendidikan. Metode Islamic Montessori for Multiple Intelligences merupakan metode yang mengajarkan pendidikan Islam berdasarkan kecerdasan majemuk pada anak. Kecerdasan anak generasi alpha memiliki potensi dalam kecerdasan majemuk (Multiple Intelligences) yang komplit sehingga mereka bisa bertahan, beradaptasi dan selalu tangguh dalam mengikuti tingkat keragaman yang tinggi dan segala perubahan yang serba Instan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui (1) Peran pendidik terhadap anak generasi alpha dalam pengembangan pembelajaran Pendidikan Agama Islam dengan metode Islamic Montessori for Multiple Intelligences, (2) metode yang dapat menunjang kesuksesan dalam perbaikan kualitas pendidikan. Metode pada penelitian ini menggunakan penelitian pustaka (Library Research). Bersumber primer dan sekunder yaitu buku Maria Montessori yang di terjemahkan dalam bahasa Indonesia dan refrensi-refrensi jurnal. Hasil dari pembahasan dalam tulisan ini adalah (1) pengembangan pembelajaran Pendidikan Agama Islam yang menerapkan sebagai berikut, kecerdasan bahasa, logika matematika, visual spasial, kinestetik, interpersonal, intrapersonal dan kecerdasan naturalis. (2) mengetahui kecerdasan majemuk pada anak generasi alpha dalam pembelajaran Pendidikan Agama Islam.
ISSN: 2747-089X, 2656-7555
Ignoring Clustering and Nesting Effects Are Invalid Analysis Choices in a Trial with Clustered Data in Trials Testing Causal Effects. Re: "Impact of a Montessori-Based Nutrition Program on Children's Knowledge and Eating Behaviors"
Available from: PubMed
Publication: Journal of School Health
Date: Mar 13, 2023
Stimulating the Development of Rhythmic Abilities in Preschool Children in Montessori Kindergartens with Music-Movement Activities: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Available from: Springer Link
Publication: Early Childhood Education Journal
Date: Mar 9, 2023
Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Elementary school students, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Movement education, Music education, Preschool children, Rhythm
Abstract/Notes: This article examines the effects of Montessori music-movement activities on the development of the rhythmic abilities of 59 children from Montessori preschools, aged between 3 and 6 years. Children were deployed into two experimental groups (EG 1 (n = 20) & EG 2 (n = 22)) and a control group (CG) (n = 17). Our intervention consisted of introducing 15 to 20 min of unstructured movement time, either accompanied by a piano (EG 1) or recording (EG 2), three times a week for four months, whereas the control group carried on the usual Montessori program. We used a quasi-experimental nonequivalent groups design with pretest–posttest. Three tests for measuring rhythmic abilities were used: auditory discrimination of the rhythmic patterns, imitation of spoken rhythmic phrases, and determining the synchronization of movement with the rhythm of the music. The interventions had a positive effect on the development of the rhythmic abilities of children included in the study. The most significant effect was noticed in EG 1, while no effect of non-activity was detected in the control group.
Montessori Preschool Education: 유아교육에 관하여 [Montessori Preschool Education: About Early Childhood Education]
Available from: RISS
Publication: 人間理解 / Journal of Human Understanding and Counseling, vol. 3
ISSN: 2005-0860, 2671-5821
Kindererziehung als soziale Frage aus der Sicht von Montessori und Miller Pädagogik und Kältestudien [Child rearing as a social issue from the perspective of Montessori and Miller pedagogy and child studies]
Available from: RISS
Publication: 교육의 이론과 실천 / Theory and Practice of Education / Theorie und Praxis der Erziehung, vol. 23, no. 3
Abstract/Notes: Diese Arbeit versucht, den Betrachtungen und Aspekten, die das Kind in unserer Gesellschaft ausgehend vom Standpunkt Montessoris beleuchten, nachzugehen, wobei ich die Gemeinsamkeiten in den Montessoris und Millers pädagogischen Ansätzen feststelle. Laut Montessori und Miller ist das Kind ist als gleichwertiger Mensch anzuerkennen, und die Seele des Kindes erfordert eine besondere Feinfühligkeit des Erwachsenen für seine Bedürfnisse her. Es ist wichtig, die Kinder in ihren Fähigkeiten bestmöglich zu fördern. Im Bezug auf das pädagogische Spannungsverhältnis von Selbständigkeit und Zwang beschäftige ich mich mit dem Widerspruch von pädagogischer Norm und Funktion aus der Sicht der Kältestudien von Gruschka. Die Kältestudien verweisen auf die von den einzelnen Menschen unaufhebbar erfahrenen Widersprüche von der Norm der sozialen Allgemeinheit von Bildung und der Selektionsfunktion von den pädagogischen Institutionen. Schließlich sollten die gesellschaftlichen Strukturen, die Kälte als gesellschaftlich akzeptiertes Verhalten verursachen, bewusst wahrgenommen und reflektiert werden. Dafür ist es nötig, den Kindern so viel wie möglich Freiheitsspielraum zu geben, in der sie Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten haben. Zudem ist Schulbildung mit dem Leben der Kinder zusammenzubringen. den Kindern so viel wie möglich Freiheitsspielraum zu geben, in der sie Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten haben. Zudem ist Schulbildung mit dem Leben der Kinder zusammenzubringen. den Kindern so viel wie möglich Freiheitsspielraum zu geben, in der sie Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten haben. Zudem ist Schulbildung mit dem Leben der Kinder zusammenzubringen. [This work attempts to trace the considerations and aspects that illuminate the child in our society from the Montessori point of view, noting the similarities in the Montessori and Miller's pedagogical approaches. According to Montessori and Miller, the child is to be recognized as an equal human being, and the child's soul requires a special sensitivity on the part of the adult for its needs. It is important to support the children in their abilities in the best possible way. In relation to the pedagogical tension between independence and coercion, I deal with the contradiction between pedagogical norm and function from the point of view of Gruschka's cold studies. The cold studies point to the irreconcilable contradictions experienced by individuals between the norm of the social generality of education and the selection function of educational institutions. Finally, the social structures that cause cold as socially accepted behavior should be consciously perceived and reflected upon. For this it is necessary to give the children as much freedom as possible in which they have opportunities for experience. In addition, school education must be combined with the life of the children. to give the children as much freedom as possible in which they have opportunities for experience. In addition, school education must be combined with the life of the children. to give the children as much freedom as possible in which they have opportunities for experience. In addition, school education must be combined with the life of the children.]
Effects of Applying AMSP (American Montessori Society Program) According to the Years of Mathematics / 수학연한에 따른 AMSP (American Montessori Society Program)의 적용효과: 유아의 창의성과 지능에 미치는 영향을 중심으로
Available from: RISS
Publication: 교육과학연구 / Journal of Educational Science Research, vol. 35, no. 2
Abstract/Notes: This study investigated the effects of AMSP(American Montessori Society) on young children's creativity and intelligence according to the learning term.The questions for research were as follows:1. What is the effect of AMSP on young children's creativity according to the learning term?2. What is the effect of AMSP on young children's intelligence according to the learning term? The subjects of this study were 57 aged five-old children at H kindergarten in J. City. They were classified to three groups according to learning term of AMSP.The data were collected using the General Creativity Test for Children(Chon, kyoung-won, 2000), the Revised Korean Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Park, kwang-bae 1995), and analysed by ANCOVA, the Scheffe test with SPSS 11.0 Program.The results of this study are summarized as follows:1. The longer the learning term was, the more AMSP improved young children's creativity significantly. The longer the learning term was, the more AMSP improved young children's creativity significantly. 2.The longer the learning term was, the more AMSP improved young children's intelligence significantly. The longer the learning term was, the more AMSP improved young children's intelligence significantly. / 본 연구는 AMSP가 유아의 창의성과 지능에 미치는 영향에 있어 수업연한에 따른 차이를 알아본 것으로, AMSP의 수업연한에 따라 구분된 1년차 집단, 2년차 집단, 3년차 집단 각 19명씩 만 5세 유아 총 57명을 대상으로 실시하였다. 전경원(2000)의 창의성 검사와 박혜원곽금주박광배(1996) 등이 개발한 한국형WPPSI(K-WPPIS)를 실시한 결과, AMSP의 수업연한이 높을수록 유아의 창의성과 지능발달에 전반적으로 더 큰 효과를 나타냈다. 이에 AMSP가 유아의 창의성과 지능발달을 돕는 하나의 효과적인 접근방안일 뿐만 아니라 유치원의 3년 교육 기간에 AMSP를 제공받는 것이 유아의 창의성과 지능발달에 더 효과적임을 시사해준다고 하겠다.
ISSN: 1229-8484, 2713-6515
Influences of Balanced Language Approach Applied at Montessori Kindergarten on Children's Language Ability / 몬테소리 유치원에 적용한 균형적 언어 접근법이 유아의 언어능력에 미치는 효과
Available from: DBpia
Publication: 열린유아교육연구 / The Journal of Korea Open Association for Early Childhood Education, vol. 13, no. 4
Date: Aug 2008
Abstract/Notes: This study examined the influences of balanced language approach applied at Montessori kindergarten on children's language ability. This is a response to the need of diverse researches on Montessori language education and aims to provide basic materials to improve children's language ability. For the study, 60 children of five-year old participated for 8 weeks. The experimental group received Montessori language education with the balanced language approach program and the control group received general Montessori language education, The study found that the experimental group performing both Montessori language education and balanced language approach program showed significantly higher scores in language ability than the control group having Montessori language education. / 본 연구의 목적은 몬테소리 언어교육과 관련하여 다각적인 응용연구가 이루어져야 할 필요성에 따라 몬테소리 유치원에 적용한 균형적 언어 접근법이 유아의 언어능력에 어떠한 영향을 미치는지 알아봄으로써 유아의 언어능력을 향상시킬 수 있는 기초자료로 제공하고자 한다. 이를 위하여 유치원 만 5세 유아 60명을 대상으로 8주간의 실험처치로 실험집단에서는 몬테소리 교육의 언어활동과 균형적 언어 접근 프로그램을 병행하여 실시하고 비교집단에게는 일반적인 몬테소리 교육의 언어활동을 실시하였다. 연구결과, 몬테소리 교육의 언어활동과 균형적 언어 접근 프로그램을 병행한 실험집단이 몬테소리 교육의 언어활동만을 실시한 비교집단보다 언어능력의 점수에서 통계적으로 유의하게 높은 것으로 드러났다.
ISSN: 1226-8119, 2734-0074
[Mary Rogers] Kravchuk Shows How Language Works [Language Works company]
Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records
Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 11, no. 4
Date: Summer 1999
Language Games Children Play: Language Invention in a Montessori Primary School
Available from: Springer Link
Book Title: Handbook of the Changing World Language Map
Child development, Imaginary languages, Language acquisition, Linguistics, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools
Abstract/Notes: This chapter illustrates the main results of a language laboratory held in a Montessori primary school in Milan, Italy, during 7 years. Pupils (age: 9–11) are guided in the collective invention of a secret language, using all their linguistic repertoire present in class – including minority and home languages. The structure of the language is highly influenced by the language of instruction (in our case, Italian), but, at the same time, it differs from that because its aim is to be secret. In other words, the invented language is shared among the class members only, who know how to decipher its alphabet and grammar, unlike other schoolmates. Secrecy permits the inventor to insert elements from other languages, resulting in an a priori language contact. During the process of invention, participants increase their metalinguistic awareness and thus their understanding of the languages they are studying formally – in our case, Italian and English. The Montessori method fosters a “learning-by-doing” approach and an active interdisciplinary cross-fertilization (called Cosmic Education). In fact, pupils may use the secret language to create an imaginary country – usually an island – and conceive a utopian society, putting together notions of natural sciences (for instance, orography) and social sciences, in particular, to describe the ideal human society speaking their secret language. The chapter also includes reflection on how this language laboratory can be applied in other educational contexts, maintaining its original character of being a serious game for learning.
Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019
First Language Reading Skills Transfer to Second Language
Publication: El Boletin [Comité Hispano Montessori], no. 22
Date: Oct 30, 1987
Bilingualism, Comité Hispano Montessori - Periodicals, Language acquisition
Foreign Language Immersion: Something New in Chicago [InterCultura Foreign Language Immersion School, Oak Park, Illinois]
Publication: El Boletin [Comité Hispano Montessori], no. 22
Date: Oct 30, 1987
Americas, Comité Hispano Montessori - Periodicals, Language acquisition, North America, United States of America
Archival Material Or Collection
Box 15, Folder 32 - Notes, ca. 1929-1948 - "The Incarnation of Language or The Sensitive Period for Language"
Available from: Seattle University
Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings
Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections
The Seneca Language and Bilingual Road Signs: A Study in the Sociology of an Indigenous Language
Available from: Ohio State University - Knowledge Bank
Americas, Bilingualism, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, North America, United States of America
Abstract/Notes: One of the fundamental types of human rights concerns collective-developmental rights which allow minorities to use heritage languages and practices without external interference (Vašák 1977). The protected status of minority language rights is a critical part of language revitalization in which speakers of heritage languages, faced with the encroachment of more socially, politically, and economically dominant languages, embark on vigorous programs to ensure the survival and continued usage of their language. The Five Nations Iroquoian language, Seneca, has just a few remaining speech communities and a variety of ongoing language revitalization initiatives (Mithun 2012). To revitalize their traditional language, community classes through the Seneca Language Department and the Faithkeepers Montessori School Seneca Language Nest for young speakers have concentrated their efforts on preserving Onöndowa'ga:' Gawë:nö' the indigenous name for the Seneca language (Bowen 2020, Murray 2015). In the public sphere, a push by the Seneca Nation of Indians Department of Transportation fulfilling the intent of the federal Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act enacted in 2016, specifically included bilingual signs for state roads running through indigenous land in addition to other significant components (Figura 2016). In an area whose geographic names are strongly connected to Iroquoian languages including Seneca, these bilingual signs represent more public and visible Seneca language presence and stand as symbols of language revitalization. The place names and information that appear on the signs have considerable significance for community identity as well as linguistic and economic impacts, among others. Through oral histories collected from Seneca Nation members and language advocates in addition to a representative from the New York State Department of Transportation, this study pursues an analysis of the Seneca public usage of their heritage language and the various language revitalization efforts occurring among indigenous and minority communities internationally. As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens already vulnerable populations, heritage languages that have been historically oppressed face a global language crisis that disproportionately harms and disadvantages speakers of heritage and minority languages (Roche 2020). While the language of road signs may seem mundane, this study reveals how the Seneca bilingual signs play a significant role in awareness of indigenous territory and consequently stimulation of the local economy as well as supporting language learning, revitalization, and de-stigmatization. Primarily through the efforts of the Seneca community, the bilingual signs represent the expression of language rights in the public sphere and one part of the ongoing language revitalization.
Published: Columbus, Ohio, 2021
Birth to Three Language Acquisition: Influences of Ambient Language in the Montessori Setting
Available from: Long Island University - Institutional Repository
Language development, Montessori method of education - Evaluation
Abstract/Notes: There is an expanse of literature looking at various topics supporting Montessori education, especially in preschool; however, there is a lack of research in infant and toddler Montessori classrooms. Most of the empirical data regarding language acquisition has focused on the child’s acquisition of vocabulary through direct instruction, rather than the learning capability from overhearing a third party in a naturalistic setting. The purpose of this intervention study was to add to the limited empirical research on language acquisition in infant and toddler Montessori environments. More specifically, the intervention assessed if infants and toddlers could indirectly acquire new vocabulary through the Absorbent Mind from teachers and peers’ ambient dialogue during the Montessori three-period lesson. The research utilized a descriptive, correlational pre-and-post quasi-experimental design to assess and analyze vocabulary and ambient language. Data collection occurred in three Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and American Montessori Society (AMS) infant and toddler mixed-aged environments throughout New York State and Maryland. The Language Environmental Analysis (LENA) system was used to analyze audio recordings. Transcriptions of audio recordings quantified vocabulary acquisition and ambient language. Paired t-tests and ANCOVA were used to analyze children’s acquired vocabulary. A fidelity scale analyzed the extent to which Montessori trained teachers adhered to the three-period lesson intervention. The findings provide opportunities to improve infant and toddler teachers' classroom practice related to language acquisition. Suggestions were offered for early childhood teacher preparation programs.
Published: Brookville, New York, 2021
Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)
The Impact of Parent Involvement on Preschool English Language Learners' Ability to Learn the English Language
Available from: St. Catherine University
Abstract/Notes: Montessori preschool children who are English Language Learners (ELL) age three to five, consisting of one female and six males. It was conducted in two different preschool classrooms, focusing on literacy skills as well as oral communication skills. The direct aim of the study was to help children successfully learn English as their second language while keeping their native language. Researchers also investigated whether parental involvement increased the ability of ELLs to learn the English language. Data collection procedures utilized were: (1) parent interviews, (2) observation and anecdotal records, (3) pretest, and (4) post-test. A take-home literacy kit was used to measure the effectiveness of parental involvement. Researchers also provided a take-home literacy kit for parents to work on with their child at home. Parents were given a total of four literacy kits, one new kit each week. Result of this research indicated an improvement in parent and child interaction. The take-home literacy kit fostered communication between parent and child because words were translated in their home language. Over the course of four weeks, children showed great interest in literacy and progress in their communication skills.
Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2014
Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)
The Effects of Sign Language on Second Language Acquisition
Available from: St. Catherine University
Abstract/Notes: This action research project examined the effects of sign language on the ability of primary students to learn new Spanish vocabulary in a bilingual Montessori classroom. The research took place at a public charter Montessori school in Washington, District of Columbia. Twenty-seven primary school aged children were included in this seven-week study. Sources of data collection included a parent-teacher questionnaire, a baseline assessment, daily observation logs, a daily checklist, a weekly journal, and a summative assessment. Students were grouped by Spanish fluency and taught eight different vocabulary words in Spanish. Half of the words were taught alongside a sign in American Sign Language and the other half were taught without an accompanying sign. The summative assessment data showed that students of all ages displayed a significant increase in their ability to recall new Spanish vocabulary words that were introduced with an accompanying sign in American Sign Language. Future research could examine the roles of sign language and gesturing in helping children recall vocabulary in the long-term.
Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016