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A Quartet of American Montessori Directresses

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 3-35

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, Helen Parkhurst - Biographic sources, Margaret Naumburg - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: America’s Early Montessorians tells the history of the introduction and implementation of Montessori education in the United States, through the careers of Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst, and Adelia Pyle who Maria Montessori trained as directresses. The chapter provides parallel biographies of George, Pyle, Parkhurst, and Naumburg before their enrollment in Montessori’s training courses. Anne Everett George (1878–1973), the first American trained as a directress, was America’s pioneer Montessori educator. Born in Missouri, George became a private school teacher and taught in Maryland, New York, and Chicago’s Latin School. Adelia McAlpin Pyle (1888–1968) the daughter of a wealthy manufacturer, James Tolman Pyle, was born in New York and educated by private tutors. She was fluent in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Helen Parkhurst (1886–1973), who was born in Wisconsin, earned her degree in education from the Wisconsin State Normal School in River Falls in 1909. Parkhurst taught in public elementary schools in Wisconsin and Washington and became the Director of Primary Training in Wisconsin’s State Normal School at Stevens Point. Margaret Naumburg (1890–1963), born in New York, received her elementary and secondary education in private schools including the Horace Mann School and the laboratory school at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She was awarded her B.A. degree in June 1912 from Barnard College and did graduate study at the London School of Economics.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

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A Study in Personality: Montessori and George, Naumburg, Parkhurst and Pyle

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 59-68

Adelia Pyle - Biographic sources, Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, Helen Parkhurst - Biographic sources, Margaret Naumburg - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - History, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This chapter analyzes the personal interactions of the principal characters—George, Naumburg, Parkhurst and Pyle—and an over-powering fifth woman, Maria Montessori. The analysis of the interplay, the personal relationships, and the tensions between these principals, is integrated with the institutional history of educational organizations, schools, and events. George, Naumburg, Parkhurst, and Pyle arrived at the Montessori training courses believing their instructor, the greatest educator in the world, was truly “an educational wonder worker.” A complex multidimensional person, Montessori, determined to control what she had created, expected total loyalty, almost fealty and submission, from her trainees. Montessori’s demanding personality caused tension with her four students that affected the establishment of her method in the United States.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

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Place-Based Education and Citizen Science: Resources for Learning Beyond the Classroom

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 43, no. 3

Pages: 4-22

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Abstract/Notes: This fully documented article about place-based education and citizen science offers annotated sources that can be used for Montessori programs at all levels and in all settings for site selection and curriculum connections. This compilation of resources can serve as a practical tool kit for organizing place-based learning in schools. The reader can enjoy this chapter by reading through from beginning to end or can simply go directly to the resources that are organized by type and topic.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Maria Montessori, M.D.: A Biographical Sketch

Publication: Montessori Matters

Pages: 2–4

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Reginald Calvert Orem - Writings, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

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Resources

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 5, no. 3

Pages: 22

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Abstract/Notes: Elsie's Cool Creations; The Creative Process (portraits of great people, including Maria Montessori)

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Some Sources of the Montessori Method and Facets of its Founder

Available from: HathiTrust

Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Language: English

Published: Corpus Christi, Texas: Lilliput Schoolhouse, 1963

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Resources: The Peace Book

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 12, no. 3

Pages: 22

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Resources

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 35, no. 2

Pages: 5

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Abstract/Notes: Internet, book, and project resources for teachers and students, including archaeology, geology

Language: English

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Reviews and Resources

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 35, no. 3

Pages: 11–12

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Abstract/Notes: Rev. of Raising a Son, by Don and Jeanne Elium; anatomy Internet resources; book sources; information on constitutions

Language: English

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The Matching Game [Questions and Answers: Sources of Materials]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: The Constructive Triangle (1974-1989), vol. 6, no. 4

Pages: 33–34

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Language: English

ISSN: 0010-700X

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