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Article

Grandparents Go to School

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 28, no. 1

Pages: 16

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Abstract/Notes: The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics grants the award to programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that target, address, and/or invest in key education priorities and that are helping close the achievement gap of American Hispanic populations.The farming piece of the program is a year-long experience during which students learn about the cycles of organic farming as well as composting, planting and plant care, soil maintenance, winter gardening, farm planning and management, and data collection.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Interventions Shown to Aid Executive Function Development in Children 4 to 12 Years Old

Available from: AAAS - Science

Publication: Science, vol. 333, no. 6045

Pages: 959–964

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Abstract/Notes: To be successful takes creativity, flexibility, self-control, and discipline. Central to all those are executive functions, including mentally playing with ideas, giving a considered rather than an impulsive response, and staying focused. Diverse activities have been shown to improve children’s executive functions: computerized training, noncomputerized games, aerobics, martial arts, yoga, mindfulness, and school curricula. All successful programs involve repeated practice and progressively increase the challenge to executive functions. Children with worse executive functions benefit most from these activities; thus, early executive-function training may avert widening achievement gaps later. To improve executive functions, focusing narrowly on them may not be as effective as also addressing emotional and social development (as do curricula that improve executive functions) and physical development (shown by positive effects of aerobics, martial arts, and yoga).

Language: English

DOI: 10.1126/science.1204529

ISSN: 0036-8075, 1095-9203

Article

Journey to Egypt: A Board Game

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 18, no. 4

Pages: 36-39

Classroom Techniques, Educational games, Egypt, Egypt, Elementary school students, Foreign Countries, History, Mythology, Student interests, Vocabulary development, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: This author describes how her elementary students first became interested in studying ancient Egypt. Her students' interest in the ancient Egyptian studies began when a student checked out a library book on Egyptology that contained colorful images and was soon swarmed by interested classmates. Many of her students began practicing writing hieroglyphics while others became fascinated by Egyptian pyramids, jewelry, and artwork. She was amazed at the sustained interest in Egypt over the year and thought it would be beneficial to introduce Egyptian mythology in addition to other cultural factors (such as jobs, dependency on the Nile, animals, food, and clothing) to the students. In addition, she developed "Journey to Egypt," a board game meant to provide opportunities for students to use acquired knowledge, to develop and/or master vocabulary (cultural terms such as "ankh," "scarab", "pharaoh," "pyramid," "vizier," "plague," etc.), to explore another time period, and to identify elements of ancient Egypt (religion and mythology, artistic trends and achievements, and systems of reading and writing). Instructions on how to play Journey to Egypt are also presented.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Book

Atelier de fabrication du Matériel Montessori par les mutilés de la Guerre: Pour l'éducation et la vie des petits enfants

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Abstract/Notes: Description: Notebook covered in green grained card, provided with a textile link passed through two points in the cover and the sheets. Title printed in blue ink on the upper cover, printer's name printed in blue ink on the lower cover. Sheets connected by a pass-through staple in the body of the book, as well as by the passage of the textile tie which holds the cover to the body of the book. Book body in calendered mechanical pulp paper and in laid paper (added at the end of the volume). Printing in black ink, black and color photomechanical processes. Marked in brown ink. Includes 12 pages of photographs, with the following captions: (1) School can start again, even before the complete reconstitution; (2) Exercise of the Musical Scale - Development of the sense of touch; (3) Dynamic walk; (4) Work in the garden; (5) Rest in the garden; (6) First arithmetic and writing exercises - Geometric drawing; (7) Arithmetic work - Children arranging their own materials; (8) The children watch their materials being made by the mutilated; (9) The children demonstrate to the disabled the effectiveness of the material - Grammatical analysis; (10) Montessori material - First exercises of the senses; (11) Fittings - Plans with boxes leading from the concrete to the abstract - Weighing tablets - Arithmetic exercises; (12) Rough letters and moving letters - 64 color tablets and boxes for sounds - Elementary arithmetic - Grammatical analysis - Geometry (elementary class). History: The Montessori material was produced under the direction of Henri Dubowsky and his father. The latter, back from the camps, had stopped the traditional production of furniture and converted the family cabinet-making workshop into a rehabilitation center for the war-disabled where they could re-learn woodworking. It was therefore these mutilated people who produced the Montessori material. This achievement was part of a good cause organized by the wealthy American Mary Cromwell, for children refugees from war and repatriated in the Paris region. Its honorary committee includes the ambassadors of France, Italy and the United States, the Director of Primary Education in France, etc.

Language: French

Published: Paris: Devambez, 1920

Article

Major Montessori Research Project Announced

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 10, no. 4

Pages: 3

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Abstract/Notes: achievement, transition to traditional school

Language: English

ISSN: 1470-8647

Article

Considering Social Equity in a New Public Management Reform: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Public Integrity, vol. 23, no. 4

Pages: 369-384

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Abstract/Notes: This article uses the case of independent charter schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to test whether New Public Management style reforms are compatible with the public administration pillar of social equity. Using three years of data, the author identifies inequities in access and outcomes due to the structural differences between charter and traditional public schools. Structural differences include governance, admissions, and transportation policies. Overall, independent charter schools serve fewer Black pupils, are less accessible, but do obtain comparatively better achievement scores. The article concludes with suggestions on how metagovernance can be used to ensure social equity in decentralized governance reforms. The study demonstrates how social equity can be analytically evaluated in a governance reform environment, and provides guidance on how structural barriers to social equity can be overcome in complex governing networks.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/10999922.2021.1908730

ISSN: 1099-9922

Article

Efficacy of the Responsive Classroom Approach: Results From a 3-Year, Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: American Educational Research Journal, vol. 51, no. 3

Pages: 567-603

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Abstract/Notes: This randomized controlled field trial examined the efficacy of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on student achievement. Schools (n = 24) were randomized ...

Language: English

DOI: 10.3102/0002831214523821

ISSN: 0002-8312, 1935-1011

Article

The Absorbent Mind

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2008, no. 2

Pages: 70–84

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Abstract/Notes: The author shares with use the cosmic elements of Montessori’s achievements, and tells an inviting story on man’s reasoning power, and the intelligence of the mind.

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Slowdown of the Multiage Classroom: What Was Once a Popular Approach Has Fallen Victim to NCLB Demands for Grade-Level Testing

Available from: ERIC

Publication: School Administrator, vol. 62, no. 3

Pages: 22

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Abstract/Notes: In this article, the author discusses multiage education. Multiage education hailed as recently as 10 years ago as a promising way to restructure schools and boost student achievement but now has fallen on hard times. Interest in the issue has waned, with new research on the topic virtually nonexistent and attendance at national multiage conferences a fraction of what it once was. Schools across the country are cutting existing multiage programs, or choosing not to begin new ones. Even the state of Kentucky, which in 1990 heralded ungraded primary education as a linchpin of its sweeping school reform effort, has seen the scope of its multiage initiative reduced by half. Some trace the decline of multiage education to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its emphasis on standardized, grade-level testing. A list of additional resources and Web sites concludes this article.

Language: English

ISSN: 0036-6439

Book Section

The Spiritual Embryo

Book Title: The Secret of Childhood

Pages: 11-26

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: Includes the following section(s): Biological Prelude, The New-born Baby, Nature's Teaching, The Achievement of Incarnation

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2017

ISBN: 978-90-79506-39-2

Series: The Montessori Series , 22

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