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Doctoral Dissertation

Enacting Accountability in Innovative Schools: The Sensemaking Strategies of Public Montessori Principals

Available from: University of Virginia

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Language: English

Published: Charlottesville, Virginia, 2021

Doctoral Dissertation

Montessori Guide Decision-Making: How Elementary Montessori Guides Made Instructional Decisions

Available from: University of Texas at Austin Digital Repository

Lower elementary, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Teacher decision-making is referred to as the fundamental responsibility of teachers. All teachers are asked to make decisions on a daily basis in their classrooms. For decades researchers have collected data on teacher decision-making in hopes to understand how teachers make decisions and why. Interestingly, most researchers collect data on teacher decision-making only in public school classrooms. The purpose of this study was to collect teacher decision-making data in a nearly unexplored classroom environment, the lower elementary Montessori classroom. The objective of this study was to examine what characteristics operated in the decision-making of two lower elementary Montessori guides. The hypothesis was lower elementary Montessori guides may have more opportunities to understand and approach care and culturally responsive teaching given the Montessori environment seeks to develop the whole child. In order to explore lower elementary Montessori guide decision-making I chose to perform a qualitative case study design. First, I gathered information about the school. Second, I collected data on the two lower elementary Montessori guides in this study. Once data was collected I reviewed the data for emerging themes. Then, I asked the question how was care and cultural responsiveness understood and approached in the decision-making of these two lower elementary Montessori guides.The findings of this study revealed three (3) main influences on the decision-making of lower elementary Montessori guides at River Montessori: (1) Association Montessori Internationale Training (AMI); (2) school ideology; and (3) guide improvisation based on student observation. Care and cultural responsiveness was understood and approached by both lower elementary Montessori guides in this study. However, the enactments of cultural responsiveness fell short of normative understandings of culturally responsive teaching (Gay, 2000; 2002).

Language: English

Published: Austin, Texas, 2013

Doctoral Dissertation

Narrative, Meaning Making, and Personal Development: Teachers' Storied Experience in Montessori, Steiner and Other Primary Classrooms

Available from: University of Notre Dame Australia

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Abstract/Notes: This study explored how narrative was being used to foster meaning-making in Montessori, Steiner, Government and Catholic schools. In-depth interviews of twelve teachers from the four educational settings were used to collect the teachers' stories that comprised the data on narrative use. NUD*IST software was employed to organise data and to focus on emerging concepts through data analysis. A wide spectrum of narrative uses related to meaning making was revealed. These varied understandings support using narrative to foster insight on three levels relating to several theoretical views of narrative and its importance.

Language: English

Published: Sydney, Australia, 2001

Master's Thesis

Virtualizing Montessori: Experiences of Teachers Working in a Fully Remote Montessori Preschool

Available from: DiVA Portal

Montessori method of education - Teachers, Montessori schools

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Abstract/Notes: Virtual preschool seems to contradict the Montessori Method, a hands-on, sensorial-based early childhood curriculum. However, many virtual Montessori schools, borne out of the temporary need for isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, seek to continue this new implementation of Montessori education permanently. This qualitative study examined how eight preschool teachers in one US-based virtual Montessori program described how they made sense of implementing the Montessori curriculum in an online setting, how they understood the academic and social experiences of their preschool students, and what advantages and disadvantages they perceived for children in the enactment of Montessori education in the virtual format. Using a thematic analysis, this study found that teachers described many adaptations to Montessori education in the virtual format, including to the materials and to the class structure. They felt that their offerings generally met the academic and social needs of their students, while staying as true to the Montessori Method as possible. Teachers found various advantages in the enactment of virtual Montessori school, including the potential to reach children and families who would otherwise not have access to Montessori education in their local communities. Teachers also found various disadvantages, including the uncertainty of the future of the program, and the interference of the screen in a child’s path towards deep concentration, and did not feel that virtual Montessori preschool was an adequate stand-alone replacement for in-person Montessori preschool. Further research is needed on the effectiveness of other virtual Montessori preschools, on the experiences of children completing a full three-year cycle in the virtual Montessori Children’s House program, and on the academic and social readiness of children emerging from virtual Montessori preschool programs for both in-person Montessori and traditional elementary school.

Language: English

Published: Linköping, Sweden, 2022

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Boekbespreking

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, vol. 9, no. 13

Pages: 106-107

Book reviews

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Language: Dutch

Article

Observing Young Children, a Science; Working with Them, an Art

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 3

Pages: 1-9

Child development, Observation (Educational method)

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

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Nauwe Samenwerking Tussen Psycholoog en Leerkracht Onmisbare Voorwaarde voor Onderwijsvernieuwing

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, no. 17-18

Pages: 12-15

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Language: Dutch

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Een Opmerking over het Ontwerp van wet Inzake de Regeling van het Kleuter-Onderwijs

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, no. 8

Pages: 7-8

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Language: Dutch

Article

Boekbespreking

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, no. 15-16

Pages: 31

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Language: Dutch

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Ter Overdenking aan de Leidsters

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Montessori Opvoeding, vol. 24

Pages: 78

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Language: Dutch

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