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L'educazione sociale nel pensiero di Maria Montessori [Social education in the thought of Maria Montessori]

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

Pages: 220-233

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Abstract/Notes: Testo della relazione tenuta dall'onorevole Prof. Salvatore Valitutti, Vicepresidente dell' "Opera Montessori", in occasione del IV Convegno Nazionale dell' "Opera Montessori", svoltosi a Venezia dal 12 al 14 ottobre 1956, sul tema: "L'educazione alla socialità nella pedagogia contemporanea". [Text of the report given by the Honorable Prof. Salvatore Valitutti, Vice President of the "Opera Montessori", on the occasion of the IV National Conference of the "Opera Montessori", held in Venice from 12 to 14 October 1956, on the theme: "Education to sociability in contemporary pedagogy".]

Language: Italian

Published: Roma: Comitato italiano dell'OMEP, 1967

Doctoral Dissertation

Nisaidie nif anye mwenyewe, Pomogi mne eto sdelat' samomu: A comparative case study of the implementation of Montessori pedagogy in the United Republic of Tanzania and The Russian Federation

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Africa, Comparative education, East Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania

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Abstract/Notes: The system of education developed by Maria Montessori, noted Italian feminist, anthropologist and physician, is the single largest pedagogy in the world with over 22,000 public, private, parochial, and charter schools on six continents, enduring even as other teaching methods have waxed and waned. Despite its international diffusion and longevity, research into the pedagogy is glaringly absent from mainstream educational literature. The purpose of this study is, first, to explore Dr. Montessori's involvement in international conferences and examine how the exchange of ideas by participants may have influenced her pedagogy. Second, this study investigates the implementation of Montessori pedagogy in two countries, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Russian Federation, focusing on the interplay of teacher training, classroom practice, and culture. This comparative multiple case study was designed to differentiate what is universal in the Montessori pedagogy and what is country specific or culture bound. Observations in classrooms guided by a checklist of ten essential elements, interviews with teachers, trainers and leaders of Montessori associations, and historical and contemporary documents are the primary sources of data. The results of the data indicate that limited economic resources, the quality of training, government regulations and availability of Montessori books translated into the Kiswahili and Russian languages influence the implementation of Montessori pedagogy in the United Republic of Tanzania and the Russian Federation to a greater extent than culture. Montessori pedagogy as implemented in Tanzania is thriving and is providing much needed quality education for young children. Several factors influence its implementation, but poverty permeates through all the classrooms and is the most significant. Montessori pedagogy as implemented in Russia also is thriving, in spite of the challenge of consistent training. Impressive efforts such as the work of the Belgorod Montessori Study Center to develop the theoretical understanding and practical applications of cosmic education and Michailova Montessori School's experiment in integrating into a self-managed government school may determine whether Montessori remains on the periphery of pedagogy or moves to the center, influencing future policy.

Language: English

Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010


The Effect of Using Montessori Method on Developing Kindergartener's Speaking and Reading skills

Available from: The Egyptian Knowledge Bank

Publication: مجلة التربية في القرن 21 للدراسات التربوية والنفسية [Journal of Education in the 21st Century for Educational and Psychological Studies], vol. 1, no. 10

Pages: 1-23 (Article 3)

Africa, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Egypt, Language development, Middle East, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, North Africa, Reading - Academic achievement

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Abstract/Notes: play and have fun, the learning and teaching processes should be suited totheir nature. There is a number of known interesting learning activitieswhich are based on the arts, games and other oral activities. Thus Englishshould be taught as a means of communication and researchers should dotheir best to help EFL learners to develop their reading and speaking skills.Ur (2000: 12) declared that "out of all the four skills ,listening,speaking, reading and writing, speaking seems the most important, peoplewho speak a language are known as speakers of the language, as if speakingincluded all other kinds of knowing a target language" Today, many secondlanguage learners give the speaking skill priority in their learning because ifthey master this skill then they will be considered as if they have masteredall of the other skills.The importance of speaking is best shown with the integration of theother language skills. For instance, speaking can help students develop theirvocabulary and grammar and improve their writing skill. Ability to read isthe primary fundamental skill required for children to achieve academicsuccess. Currently, the expectation is that all children should begin readingearly and be able to read on grade level by third grade (U.S. Department ofEducation, 2002)Another way that speaking and reading are connected is throughdecoding .decoding is the process of pulling apart the sounds that each(1)letter makes, and then putting them back together to make a word.it is mucheasier for a child to sound out a word on the page that they have alreadyheard in conversation, than a completely new word. There less informationto process since the meaning and the pronunciation of the word are alreadyknown. A child who has heard more words spoken is at an advantage whenlearning to read, the skill of reading is special and often difficult to acquire.the fact that anyone learns how to read is something of a miracle. Learningto read is different from learning to speak; in the development of humanhistory, speaking precedes reading by thousands of yearsItalian educator and physician Maria Montessori developed aninnovative teaching methodology for children that left an indelible mark oneducation curricula throughout the world. Montessori education is a sensorybasedpedagogy that is based on the belief that children learn at their ownpace through manipulation of objects (Lopata, Wallace, & Finn,2005).According to Montessori, (Montessori, 1967, p.14). the goal ofeducation is “to be able to find activities that are so intrinsically meaningfulthat we want to throw ourselves into them” (Crain : 2004) confirmed thisassertion by noting that “when children find tasks that enable them todevelop their naturally emerging capacities, they become interested in themand concentrate deeply on them.In general, there is a need for more research regarding successfuleducational methods and pedagogy for this disenfranchised populationbecause the existing research does not adequately provide educationalplanners with the resources or information to develop effective programs(Williams:2001) examined the impact of the Montessori Method on(2)refugee children‟s social, cognitive and motor development using adifference-in-difference approach .The Montessori method of teachingaimed the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimatelypreparing him for life‘s many rich experiences. Complemented by hertraining in medicine, psychology and anthropology, Dr .Maria Montessori(1870-1952) developed her philosophy of education based upon actualobservation of children.Students are assigned their own personal workstations designed witheducational items that correspond to the daily lesson plans and activities.Students are responsible for setting up the work area, choosing the learningactivity, applying the physical materials, and returning the materials back tothe shelves (Pickering: 2004).Children are always free to move around theroom and are not given deadlines for the various learning tasks. Desks arearranged into open networks that encourage meaningful group discourse, aswell as independent learning.Students work together with the teachers to organize time strategicallyin order to complete the necessary learning tasks of the day. The amount ofteachers in the classroom varies based on class size, but usually two teachersare used for sections with thirty or more students, In most settings, childrenare grouped in mixed ages and abilities based on three to six-year incrementssuch as 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-15 and 15-18 (other Montessori schools use onlythree year increment settings). Ages are mixed so that older students canassist and mentor the younger children in the group. Students are groupedaccording to common interests and experiences rather than the ability andskill level (Pickering: 2004).According to Montessori, from birth to age three the child learnsprimarily through the “unconscious absorbent mind.” During education in(3)the first three years, Montessori believed that it was necessary for theparents to develop in the role of unobtrusive educator; there to protect andguide without infringing on the child‟s right to self-discovery (Crain: 2004).This early developmental model enabled children to learn their own skillsat their own place. During the ages of three to six the child begins to utilizethe “conscious absorbent mind” which prompts students to participate increative problem-solving consisting of wooden and metal objects of varioussizes and shapes, personally designed by Montessori. If a problem becomestoo difficult or overwhelming for the student, the teacher delays the projectfor a future day. Children also engage in practical work consisting ofhousehold tasks and personal maintenance.

Language: Arabic

DOI: 10.21608/jsep.2020.84322

ISSN: 2682-1931


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Odgajanje opažanjem: neke specifičnosti odnoga prema Montessori pedagogiji [Upbringing by observation: some specifics of education according to Montessori pedagogy]

Available from: Hrčak - Portal of Croatian scientific and professional journals

Publication: Služba Božja: liturgijsko-pastoralna revija, vol. 58, no. 4

Pages: 443-464

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Abstract/Notes: Specifična slika djeteta u Montessori pedagogiji utječe na značajke Montessori odgojitelja, njegovu osobnu i stručnu pripremu te njegovu unutarnju pripremu. U ovom se radu analiziraju specifičnosti navedene pedagogije glede djeteta, odgojitelja i pripremljene okoline. Montessori pedagogija računa s periodima ili razdobljima posebne osjetljivosti kod djece i pridaje im veliku razvojnu i odgojnu važnost, a da bi dijete uspješno prošlo svaki od perioda, potrebno je da odrasli slijede i odgovaraju na potrebe djeteta. Na kraju rada istaknut ćemo glavne specifičnosti razvoja i poimanja djeteta prema ovoj pedagogiji. [A specific picture of the child in Montessori pedagogy affects the qualities of Montessori educators, their personal and professional preparation and their internal preparation. This paper analyses the specifics of the mentioned pedagogy regarding the child, the educator and the prepared environment. Montessori pedagogy counts on periods or times of special sensitivity in children and attaches great developmental and educational importance to them, so that, should the child successfully pass each of the periods, it is necessary for adults to follow and respond to the needs of the child. At the end of the paper we will highlight the child’s main developmental characteristics and understanding of the child according to this pedagogy.]

Language: Croatian

ISSN: 0037-7074, 1849-1057

Book Section

Grußwort der japanischen Montessori-Pädagogen [Greetings from the Japanese Montessori teachers]

Book Title: Montessori-Pädagogik in Deutschland: Rückblick - Aktualität - Zukunftsperspektiven ; 40 Jahre Montessori-Vereinigung e.V. [Montessori Pedagogy in Germany: Review - Current Issues - Future Perspectives 40 years of the Montessori Association]

Pages: 25

Japan Association Montessori (JAM), Montessori movement

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Language: German

Published: Münster, Germany: Lit, 2002

ISBN: 978-3-8258-5746-2

Series: Impulse der Reformpädagogik , 7


Materiales sensoriales Montessori en el desarrollo de la noción de seriación en infantes de cinco años [Sensory materials Montessori in the development of the notion of seriation in infants of five years]

Available from: Universidad César Vallejo

Publication: Eduser. Revista Científica de Educación, vol. 5, no. 1

Americas, Latin America and the Caribbean, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education, Peru, Sensorial materials, South America

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Abstract/Notes: El objetivo de la presente investigación determinar la influencia de los materiales sensoriales Montessori en el desarrollo de la noción de seriación en infantes de cinco años de una institución educativa de Comas, 2016; diseño experimental de tipo cuasi-experimental, de corte longitudinal, con una población de 50 infantes, la información fue obtenida mediante la administración individualizada de una escala valorativa con respuestas de tipo Likert, para el análisis de datos se utilizó el programa estadístico SPSS versión 22. A partir de los resultados obtenidos se encontró que los materiales Montessori favorecen el desarrollo de la noción de seriación en infantes de cinco años. [The objective of the present investigation was to determine the influence of the sensory materials Montessori in the development of the notion of seriation in infants of five years of an educational institution of Comas, 2016; Experimental design of quasi-experimental type, of longitudinal cut, with a population of 50 infants, the information was obtained by means of the individualized administration of a valuation scale with Likert-type responses, for the analysis of data the statistical program SPSS version 22 was used From the results obtained it was found that the Montessori materials favor the development of the notion of seriation in infants of five years.]

Language: Spanish


Understanding Equitable Access to Public Montessori Pre-K: A Case Study of Montessori Recruitment and Enrollment Practices

Available from: Child Trends

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Abstract/Notes: Ensuring equitable access to high-quality early education for families from all racial, ethnic, and income backgrounds is a critical component for addressing systemic racism and inequality within the public education system. This study examined one piece of this issue by investigating access to public Montessori pre-K, as well as barriers that may hinder equitable access. While many public Montessori pre-K programs report that students are admitted through a random lottery process, initial efforts to study these programs indicated that certain enrollment policies may create barriers to access. Potential barriers to accessing public Montessori pre-K include lottery priority status for siblings, neighborhood residents, and children of staff; a lack of targeted recruitment practices for families from underserved communities; and affordability. These barriers to access may disproportionally affect Black and Latino families and families facing poverty, who have unequal access to high-quality educational opportunities overall. The Montessori model was originally created to give children with learning challenges (e.g., children who exhibited concentration, attention, and discipline challenges) a high-quality educational environment where they could thrive. Given the origins of the Montessori pedagogy and existing disparities within the educational system, questions of equity should be at the center of policy development for accessing public Montessori pre-K.

Language: English

Published: Bethesda, Maryland, Mar 26, 2021

Book Section

Vorwort zum 18. Internationalen Montessori-Kongreß [Preface to the 18th International Montessori Congress]

Book Title: Die Montessori-Pädagogik und das behinderte Kind: Referate und Ergebnisse des 18. Internationalen Montessori Kongresses (München, 4-8 Juli 1977) [Montessori Pedagogy and the Handicapped Child: Papers and Results of the 18th International Montessori Congress (Munich, July 4-8, 1977)]

Pages: 9-13

Conferences, International Montessori Congress (18th, Munich, Germany, 4-8 July 1977)

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Language: German

Published: München: Kindler, 1978

ISBN: 3-463-00716-9

[Thesis In Preparation]

Evaluation de la mise en oeuvre d'une approche centrée sur la personne à travers l'application de la méthode Montessori dans l'accompagnement des personnes âgées présentant des troubles cognitifs [Assessing implementation of a person-centered care through application of Montessori principles in dementia care]

Available from: Theses Portal (France)

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Gerontology, Montessori therapy, Montessori-based interventions (MBI)

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Abstract/Notes: Les approches centrées sur la personne constituent, dans l'accompagnement des personnes atteintes de démence, un courant humaniste fort et en plein essor. Néanmoins, les grands principes peuvent parfois être difficiles à traduire en actions concrètes sur le terrain. La méthode Montessori adaptée aux personnes âgées représente en essence une mise en œuvre de la vision des approches centrées sur la personne. Dans ce travail, nous nous intéresserons à son application par les professionnels de l'accompagnement des personnes âgées, en tant qu'approche centrée sur la personne, à un niveau individuel et collectif. Dans une première partie, nous effectuerons une revue détaillée de la littérature scientifique sur la méthode Montessori adaptée aux personnes âgées et ses liens avec les approches centrées sur la personne. Dans une seconde étude, nous nous intéresserons aux conditions d'application des principes Montessori à un niveau individuel dans le contexte de l'évaluation de personnes présentant des troubles cognitifs sévères, en utilisant la Montessori Assessment System et en nous intéressant à l'impact potentiel des troubles du comportement sur son administration. Dans une troisième étude, nous construirons un questionnaire visant à évaluer l'application des principes Montessori à l'échelle collective au sein d'institutions accompagnant des personnes âgées. Nous réaliserons une étude multi-centrique de validation (validité inter-juges, validité discriminante, cohérence interne). [Person-centered care in dementia care represents a strong and booming humanistic movement. However, its principles may be challenging to apply concretely on the field. The Montessori method for people with dementia is, in essence, an attempt to apply the philosophy and vision of person-centered care. In this work, we will focus on the application of the Montessori method for people with dementia by staff in dementia care, at an individual and collective level, as a person-centered approach. In a first part, we will make a detailed and review the scientific literature about Montessori for dementia and its links with person-centered care. In a second study, we will focus on the application conditions of Montessori principles at an individual level, in the context of assessment of person with severe dementia with the Montessori Assessment System. More specifically, we will observe the impact of behavioral disturbances on its administration. In a third study, we will create a questionnaire to assess Montessori principles application at a collective and institutional level, in nursing homes for persons with dementia. We will assess its validity (inter-rater reliability, discriminant validity, internal consistency) in a multi-center study.]

Language: French

Published: Montpellier, France, 2019

Book Section

Maria Montessori e l'idealismo [Maria Montessori and idealism]

Book Title: Maria Montessori e il pensiero pedagogico contemporaneo [Maria Montessori and contemporary pedagogical thought]

Pages: 171-184

Conferences, International Montessori Congress (11th, Rome, Italy, 26-28 September 1957), Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: This speech was delivered on September 27, 1957 at the 11th International Montessori Congress (Rome, Italy).

Language: Italian

Published: Roma: Vita dell'infanzia, 1959

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