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Sri Lanka Montessori School Project

Publication: Montessori Matters, no. 2

Pages: 10–11

Asia, South Asia, Sri Lanka

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Language: English


POMA: A Tangible User Interface to Improve Social and Cognitive Skills of Sri Lankan Children with ASD

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 144

Pages: Article 102486

Asia, Autism in children, Information and communications technology (ICT), South Asia, Sri Lanka

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Abstract/Notes: A Tangible User Interface (TUI) can bridge real-world physical objects with the digital world, which has much potential for children with ASD. However, at present, most TUIs have been developed for children in affluent countries. Such solutions may not be applicable for children with ASD in low resource countries like Sri Lanka. Therefore, we have designed a tablet-based, and cost-effective TUI called POMA (Picture to Object Mapping Activities) for supporting social and cognitive skills of Sri Lankan children with ASD. This paper presents the evaluation of POMA with 20 children with ASD (moderate: 6; mild: 14) and five special education teachers. Results show that both groups of children were able to play POMA accurately. However, children with moderate ASD required more time and help from the special education teachers to play POMA compared to children with mild ASD. This study identified several lessons for designing TUI, such as the importance of including audio prompts when the system is in idle state, using appropriate helper cues, using multiple types of reinforcements, easy-to-handle nature of the tangibles and the properties of them. Finally, we provide guidelines to overcome the issues for designing low-cost TUIs for children with ASD.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2020.102486

ISSN: 1071-5819


Montessori for the Disadvantaged: An Application of Montesosri Educational Principles to the War on Poverty

African American community, African Americans, Americas, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

Published: New York: Capricorn, 1967

Doctoral Dissertation

A Comparative Study of the Educational Philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Maria Montessori

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to consider the philosophical and pedagogical approaches of Aurobindo Ghose and Maria Montessori as a way of engendering spiritual values in to the public educational system in the United States. Available from: Proquest Dissertations and Theses

Language: English

Published: Tempe, Arizona, 1975


La Doctrina Montessori en Mexico: Declaraciones de la Srita. Profesora Elena Torres, Representante de la delegación de Yucatán en el Congreso Nacional de Educación de 1920

Available from: Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico

Publication: Revista Mexicana de Educación, vol. 2, no. 2

Pages: 17-20

Americas, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Mexico, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Language: Spanish


Ask Ginny . . .

Publication: Infants and Toddlers, vol. 8, no. 3

Pages: 4

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Abstract/Notes: Communicating with assistants

Language: English

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Maria Montessori en Inde: Adoption et Adaptation d’une Méthode Pédagogique [Maria Montessori in India: Adoption and Adaptation of a Pedagogic Method]

Available from: OpenEdition Books

Book Title: L’Inde et l’Italie: Rencontres intellectuelles, politiques et artistiques [India and Italy: Intellectual, political and artistic encounters]

Pages: 245-285

Asia, India, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: In this article I focus on the impact of the Maria Montessori’s pedagogical method during the years of her work in South Asia (1939-1946; 1947-1949). The genesis of this research started in the late 1980s during the years of my fieldwork in Madras (today Chennai), when I was amazed to find a large number of “Montessori” schools in that city. Certainly, they were many more than in Italy, and in Rome itself, where Maria Montessori founded the first “House of Children” on the 6th January 1907. Thus, out of mere curiosity I started to enquire about the reasons of such “implantation”. Soon I came to know that Maria Montessori (1870-1952) and her son, Mario Montesano Montessori (1898-1982), from 1939 till 1949, spent almost ten years in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In all those countries they collaborated and interacted with local pedagogists, by also training hundreds of children and more than thousand students and teachers to the homonimous “Montessori” pedagogical method. India, after Italy, was also the country where Maria Montessori spent the longest period of her life. After relating to the major events of her personal life as well as her scientific and social engagements as psychiatrist, pedagogist, outspoken feminist and antifascist, I deal here with the adoption and adaptation of her pedagogical method in South Asia. Finally, I tackle the influence of the local educational systems and cultural practices on Maria Montessori herself and on her own method’s further development. Due to such a synergic encouter and interaction, today India is one of the most dynamic and prestigeous international centers for the “Montessori” pedagogical method teachers’ training.,Dans cet article, j’étudie en particulier l’impact de la méthode pédagogique de Maria Montessori durant ses années en Asie du Sud (1939-1946, 1947-1949). La genèse de cette recherche a débuté à la fin des années 1980, quand j’ai été étonnée de trouver à Madras (Chennai) un si grand nombre d’écoles Montessori au cours de mon long terrain dans cette ville. Certes, elles étaient beaucoup plus nombreuses que celles présentes en Italie, et plus qu’à Rome même, où Maria Montessori fonda la première Maison des Enfants le 6 janvier 1907. Ainsi, par simple curiosité, je commençai à m’enquérir des raisons d’une telle « implantation ». Bientôt, j’ai réalisé que Maria Montessori (1870-1952) et son fils, Mario Montesano Montessori (1898-1982), avaient de 1939 à 1949, séjourné près de dix ans en Inde, au Pakistan et au Sri Lanka. Dans tous ces pays, ils ont collaboré et interagi avec les pédagogues locaux, en formant également des centaines d’enfants et plus de mille élèves et enseignants à la méthode pédagogique « Montessori ». L’Inde, après l’Italie, était aussi le pays où Maria Montessori a passé la plus longue période de sa vie. Après avoir évoqué les grands événements de sa vie personnelle ainsi que ses engagements scientifiques et sociaux en tant que psychiatre, pédagogue, féministe et antifasciste, je traite ici de l’adoption et de l’adaptation de sa méthode pédagogique en Asie du Sud. Enfin, j’analyse l’influence des systèmes éducatifs locaux et des pratiques culturelles sur Maria Montessori elle-même et sur le développement ultérieur de sa propre méthode. Grâce à cette rencontre et à cette interaction synergiques, l’Inde est aujourd’hui l’un des centres internationaux les plus dynamiques et les plus prestigieux pratiquant la méthode pédagogique Montessori.

Language: French

Published: Paris, France: OpenEdition Books, 2018

ISBN: 978-2-7132-3154-4

Series: Purushartha

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Le scuole Montessori a Ceylon [Montessori schools in Ceylon]

Book Title: Maria Montessori cittadina del mondo [Maria Montessori, citizen of the world]

Pages: 283-286

Asia, Ceylon, Conferences, International Montessori Congress (8th, San Remo, Italy, 22-29 August 1949), Lena Wikramaratne - Speeches, addresses, etc., Lena Wikramaratne - Writings, South Asia, Sri Lanka

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Abstract/Notes: Dal volume degli Atti dell'VIII Congresso Internazionale Montessori, svoltosi a S. Remo dal 22 al 29 agosto 1949 sul tema: "La formazione dell'uomo nella ricostruzione mondiale", edizione "Opera Montessori", Roma 1950, riportiamo la relazione della signorina Lina Wikramaratne, rappresentante dell'Associazione Internazionale Montessori di Ceylon (India). [From the volume of the Proceedings of the VIII Montessori International Congress, held in San Remo from 22 to 29 August 1949 on the theme: "The formation of man in world reconstruction", "Opera Montessori" edition, Rome 1950, we report the report of the young lady Lina Wikramaratne, representative of the Association Montessori Internationale of Ceylon (India).]

Language: Italian

Published: Roma: Comitato italiano dell'OMEP, 1967

Book Section

The Montessori schools in Ceylon / Le scuole Montessori a Ceylon

Book Title: La formazione dell'uomo nella ricostruzione mondiale: atti dell'8. Congresso internazionale Montessori presieduto da Maria Montessori, San Remo, 22-29 agosto 1949

Pages: 416-423

Asia, Ceylon, Conferences, International Montessori Congress (8th, San Remo, Italy, 22-29 August 1949), Lena Wikramaratne - Speeches, addresses, etc., South Asia, Sri Lanka

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Language: English, Italian

Published: Roma: Ente Opera Montessori, 1950

Archival Material Or Collection

Indian Twilight

Available from: Archives West

Asia, Ceylon, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, South Asia, Sri Lanka

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Abstract/Notes: This is an unpublished 4-volume chronicle of Standing’s years as a Montessori tutor for the Saharabai family in India (circa 1920-1925). Included are reprints of Standing’s letters documenting his experiences, photographs of the people and architecture of India before its independence from England; and brief references to conversations with Mahatma Gandhi who was a close friend and neighbor of the Saharabai family.

Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections (Seattle, Washington)

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