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Article

Reading Workshop in the Montessori Classroom

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 26, no. 3

Pages: 36-43

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Abstract/Notes: During the 2012-2013 school year, Metropolitan Montessori School, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a school for 3-to-12-year-olds, adopted a reading workshop approach. This decision resulted from several recognized needs. One need was to provide teachers with a strong, clear framework for literacy instruction, particularly at the emergent reading level. In other subject areas, such as math and cultural subjects, the approach was fairly consistent from classroom to classroom. Teachers used shared language to discuss students' progress (e.g., Jimmy has just started the stamp game; Lara is struggling with dynamic addition), but they did not have similar language when discussing children's progress in reading. Another need was to support not just decoding and phonics, but that other crucial arm of reading development: reading comprehension. Teachers had long noticed that there were gaps between the words that children were able to read and the meaning they were deriving from their reading. This gap appeared increasingly pronounced as children became older and expectations became higher. This article describes how and why the reading workshop approach was undertaken, key principles of the workshop, how it works with the Montessori curriculum, and what was learned while integrating the approach.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Doctoral Dissertation

Internationalisierung Durch Lokalisierung: Gülen Inspirierte Schulen [Internationalization Through Localization: Gülen Inspired Schools]

Available from: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf [Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf]

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Abstract/Notes: Internationalisierung ist heute eines der wichtigsten Themen in diversen Sektoren. Viele nationale Bildungsbewegungen versuchen, durch ihre internationalen Filialen oder durch Zusammenarbeit im internationalen Märkte zu expandieren. Die Gülen-Bewegung ist eine dieser Bewegungen, die ihre Schulen erfolgreich internationalisiert hat und somit in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten zu einer internationalen Bildungsbewegung geworden ist, wie die Waldorf- und Montessori-Bewegung. Ziel dieser Studie ist es, die Internationalisierung der von Gülen inspirierten Schulen zu untersuchen. Ein qualitatives Forschungsdesign wird verwendet, um dieses Problem zu untersuchen. Halbstrukturierte Interviews werden mit Leitern der Gülen inspirierten Schulen aus drei Kontinenten und Experten der Bewegung durchgeführt. In der Feldstudie wurden zunächst die Bildungsphilosophie, das Schulkonzept und die Pädagogik der Gülen-Bewegung untersucht. Anschließend werden Internationalisierungsstrategien, Gründung und der Erfolg der Gülen inspirierten Schulen in verschiedenen Regionen der Welt untersucht. Am Ende werden die Auswirkungen des gescheiterten Putschversuchs in der Türkei im Juli 2016 auf Gülen inspirierte Schulen, ihre aktuelle Situation und die Zukunft dieser Schulen mit den Teilnehmern dieser Studie diskutiert. Die Ergebnisse zeigen das spezifische Bildungsmodell der Gülen inspirierten Schulen; wie diese Schulen mit kulturellen und sprachlichen Unterschieden in einem internationalen Umfeld umgehen; wie sie dem politischen Druck auf die Bildungseinrichtungen der Bewegung entgegenwirken und schlussendlich die Qualitäts- und Finanzfragen dieser Bildungseinrichtungen in verschiedenen Regionen. [Internationalization is one of the most important subjects in different sectors today. A lot of national educational movements attempt to open international markets by opening branches or working on cooperation. The Gülen Movement is one of these movements, which has successfully internationalized their schools and, thus has become an international educational movement in the last three decades, like Waldorf and Montessori movements. The purpose of this study is to examine the internationalization of the Gülen Inspired Schools. A qualitative research design is used to study this issue. Semi-structured interviews are conducted with managers of the Gülen inspired schools from three continents and experts on the movement. Initially, the educational philosophy, school concept and the pedagogy of the Gülen movement was examined on the field study. Following, internationalization strategies, founding and the success of the Gülen inspired schools in different regions of the world is researched. At the end, the effects of the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016 on Gülen inspired schools, their current situation and the future of these schools is discussed with the participants of this study. The results show, the unique educational model of the Gülen inspired schools; how these schools deal with cultural and language differences in international environments; how they challenge political pressure on educational institutions of the movement; and quality and financial issues of these educational institutions in different regions.]

Language: English

Published: Düsseldorf, Germany, 2020

Article

Power Picture Books: Tools for Teaching Peace

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 20, no. 4

Pages: 32-37

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Abstract/Notes: The picture book is a simple yet profound tool for teaching peace. Picture books are nearly pieces of art--with rich text accompanied by illustrations, paintings, and photographs that speak to the spirit of the child. They are an ideal peace resource, in part because they are readily accessible for all age levels. Books can be borrowed through local library services, an easy and cost-free option. A school may find it worthwhile to build a peace library collection, thereby establishing a resource pool that can be shared by all teachers in the building. Five hundred dollars will buy about 30 books. A fund drive or a small grant are options for tight budgets. In some schools, children donate a book to the classroom or school library on their birthdays. Consider creating a peace bibliography and asking families to donate a book from the list as a contribution to the peace book project. Next, look at what it means to teach for peace and how to organize the learner objectives for teaching peace. The following categories form the framework for a curriculum for teaching peace: (1) Inner Peace; (2) Peace in a Classroom Community; (3) Universal/Cultural Peace; and (4) Peace in Nature. Given this framework for cultivating the peace-loving spirit of the child, it is possible to look more closely at the picture book themes that will form the basis for or complement the objectives that shape the 4-part framework. This article discusses books which have been included for both powerful text and exceptional art.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Promoting World Citizenship: A Crucial Area of Study

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 2

Pages: 139-148

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Abstract/Notes: This article probes the vicissitudes of racism and how the multicultural perspectives of a Montessori preschool environment can prevent prejudices. Barbara Hacker is whole-heartedly committed to human unity transcending color differences. Racism is incompatible with a Montessori classroom that shares different holidays and cultures, builds social cohesion, and creates a safe and tolerant place.

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Book

What Can I Do?: A Youngster's Guide to Austin

Americas, Guidebooks, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Suggests places in the Austin area children might find interesting to visit. Includes cultural, recreational, historical, gastronomical, and other diversions.

Language: English

Published: Austin, Texas: Austin Montessori School Foundation, 1982

Edition: 2nd ed.

Article

Out of the Classroom . . . Into the Garden: An International Symposium on the Prepared Outdoor Learning Environment

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 2, no. 1

Pages: 10–13

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Abstract/Notes: Sponsored by The Montessori Foundation and the American Horticultural Society, August, 1994

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

Yoga in the Children's House Part II

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 27, no. 1

Pages: 8–15

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Abstract/Notes: Includes yoga activities for the science, language, cultural, and peace areas

Language: English

Article

Things to Do

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 23, no. 1

Pages: 18–20

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Abstract/Notes: Discussion starters, cultural studies

Language: English

Article

Aspetti critici sul rapporto maestro-scolaro

Publication: La Diana scolastica: rivista culturale di preparazione ai concorsi magistrali direttivi ed ammissione al Magistero

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 2388-8695

Article

Il metodo Montessori [part 3]

Publication: La Diana scolastica: rivista culturale di preparazione ai concorsi magistrali direttivi ed ammissione al Magistero

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 2388-8695

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