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Article

Literacy in Early Childhood Settings in New Zealand: An Examination of Teachers' Beliefs and Practices

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 31, no. 2

Pages: 31-41

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Literacy, New Zealand, Oceania, Perceptions

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Abstract/Notes: Recent research indicates that children develop the emergent knowledge and skills that lead to formal literacies in their homes and early childhood settings long before school entry. The research evidence is clear that emergent literacy needs to be actively encouraged in the early years, if children are to have optimum chances of learning to read at school. In New Zealand, there are only a few studies of how literacy is promoted and practised in early childhood settings. This paper examines how 107 teachers in a range of early childhood settings believe that they promote literacy and their reflections on the ways in which Te Whāriki (the national curriculum) influences that practice. The implications for promoting literacy in early childhood settings are explored.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/183693910603100206

ISSN: 1836-9391, 1839-5961

Article

Positive Interactive Engagement (PIE): A Pilot Qualitative Case Study Evaluation of a Person-Centred Dementia Care Programme Based on Montessori Principles

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: Dementia, vol. 19, no. 4

Pages: 975-991

Alzheimer's disease, Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Altered behaviour associated with dementia can present a number of challenges in the provision of care within both community and residential aged care settings. This paper presents a qualitative case study investigation of the implementation of the Positive Interactive Engagement programme within a residential aged care setting. The Positive Interactive Engagement programme incorporates non-pharmacological sensory techniques that have been informed by a person-centred, Montessori approach. Face-to-face semi-structured interviews with workers at a residential aged care facility in South Australia yielded seven case studies. Data were thematically analysed both within and between cases. Our data indicate the programme demonstrates underlying Montessori principles and supports participant behaviour change, with a noted reduction in ‘disruptive’ behaviours and increased social connection amongst participants. Programme staff report increased job satisfaction. The Positive Interactive Engagement programme offers a model that demonstrates encouraging outcomes, and further research would be useful in ascertaining whether these outcomes translate to quantifiable improvements in the quality of life for people with dementia in a residential aged care setting.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1177/1471301218792144

ISSN: 1741-2684, 1471-3012

Archival Material Or Collection

Goldsbrough, Binda Mary, 1912-2008: Papers Relating to Montessori Method of Education in New Zealand

Available from: National Library of New Zealand

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori method of education, New Zealand, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Includes papers relating to national conferences and annual general meetings of the Montessori Association of New Zealand, 1982-2004; papers relating to Montessori training workshops and courses conducted in New Zealand, including minutes of Planning Committee, memos and other papers relating to planning the courses, 1984-1986; newsletters, 1985-1991 and papers relating to individuals prominent in Montessori education in New Zealand, 1980-1990 Source of title - Supplied by Library Binda Goldsbrough studied at the Montessori College in London in 1930-1931. She came to New Zealand in ca 1950 where she taught both children and student teachers. Quantity: 6 box(es). 9 folder(s). 0.76 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss, typescripts and printed matter Transfers: Collection as a whole taken into Manuscripts. Transfers made from here. - To Photographic Archive - One folder of photographs relating to Montessori in New Zealand (PAColl-9274). Processing information: Restriction removed June 2016.

Language: English

Archive: National Library of New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)

Article

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

Available from: AMI Montessori Digital

Publication: Montessori Articles (Montessori Australia Foundation)

Pages: 1-26

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Oceania, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

Article

The 'Montessori' Method

Publication: The Manuka, no. 6

Pages: 33-41

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori method of education - History, New Zealand, Oceania

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Language: English

Article

M. Slingsby Newman, Kindergarten Mistress [photograph]

Publication: The Manuka, no. 7

Pages: [frontispiece]

Australasia, Australia and New Zealand, Margaret Slingsby Newman - Biographic sources, Margaret Slingsby Newman - Photographs, New Zealand, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Margaret Slingsby Newman was an early Montessorian that introduced the Montessori model to New Zealanders.

Language: English

Article

Montessori Primary (6-12) Training Course–Update [Sydney, 1990]

Publication: Montessori Matters

Pages: 14

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori training course, Oceania, Trainings

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Language: English

Article

Montessori Primary (6-12) Training Course [Sydney, 1989]

Publication: Montessori Matters

Pages: 4

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori training course, Oceania, Trainings

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Language: English

Article

Montessori Teacher Training Course [Sydney Montessori Teachers College]

Publication: Montessori Matters

Pages: 16

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Montessori training course, Montessori method of education - Teachers, Oceania, Sydney Montessori Teachers College (Sydney, Australia), Teacher training, Teachers

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Language: English

Article

Study Protocol: A Montessori Approach to Dementia-related, Non-Residential Respite Services in Australia

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 77

Pages: 24-30

Alzheimer's disease, Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori method of education, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI), Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Given the social burden and significant cost of dementia care in Australia, finding evidence-based approaches that improve outcomes, maintain independence, and reduce the impact on patients and families is essential. Finding effective ways to train and assist the healthcare staff who support these individuals is also critical, as they are considered to be at risk of workplace stress, burnout, and other psychological disturbances which negatively affects standards of care. The current paper describes a protocol for evaluating the effects of a Montessori-based approach to dementia care, in non-residential respite centres. An 18 month prospective observational, cohort controlled design is suggested that will compare participants from a community respite service that has undergone a Montessori-based workplace culture change and those from a service that provides a person-centred ‘care as usual’ approach. To achieve this, the protocol includes the assessment of participants across multiple variables on a monthly basis including the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional functioning of clients with dementia, levels of caregiver burden experienced by informal carers, and burnout, compassion satisfaction and workplace engagement among respite staff. The protocol also employs a qualitative evaluation of program fidelity. This approach will provide further insight into the potential benefits of early intervention with Montessori approaches for persons living with dementia in the community, their caregivers, and the staff and volunteers who assist them.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2018.03.013

ISSN: 0167-4943

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