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Article

Sinnespflege im frühen Kindesalter [Sensory care in early childhood]

Publication: Kindergarten, vol. 62

Pages: 3-7

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Language: German

Book Section

Frühkindliche Störungen, der Erwachsene und die Gesellschaft [Early Childhood Disorders, the Adult and Society]

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

Pages: 123-143

Children with disabilities, 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

Master's Thesis

The Montessori Early-Childhood Teacher Inventory

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Language: English

Published: Long Beach, California, 1978

Master's Thesis

The Montessori Intervention Model for Early Childhood Education

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Abstract/Notes: This master's thesis examines the Montessori Method as it relates to social learning theory. Much of the subject matter grew out of an attempt to synthesize Montessori methodology and social learning principles in a Montessori school. Chapter I discusses the requirements of quality educational intervention and provides a historical overview of the Montessori movement. Chapter II discusses the theory and proposed implementations of the Method. Chapter III focuses on the Montessori teacher. Chapter IV introduces social learning theory and discusses how the principles of human behavior, as defined through social learning research, might be employed to support spontaneity and freedom in a social learning environment such as the one Montessori envisioned. Chapter V provides a summary and makes recommendations regarding the instructional method and teacher training. Appendices include: (1) a list of Montessori exercises and related aims for practical life, sensorial, mathematics, and language for children aged 2 l/2 - 8 years; (2) sample Montessori exercises in the curriculum areas listed above; (3) a chart relating Montessori exercise components with social learning components, and a flow chart of Montessori training techniques.

Language: English

Published: Thousand Oaks, California, 1979

Book Section

Montessori Philosophy in Early Childhood Education

Book Title: Early Childhood Education in Nigeria: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Early Childhood Education, Zaria, 4-8 July, 1983

Pages: 31-52

Africa, Early childhood education, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa

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Abstract/Notes: In this paper a brief biographical introduction to Dr. Maria Montessori provides insight into the origin of her philosophy of early childhood education. Key concepts underlying the Montessori approach to education are then developed with special emphasis on their interrelationship. More details are included in the group discussion report which is included at the end of the section.

Language: English

Published: Zaria, Nigeria: Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, 1983

Document

Montessori and the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale: A Crosswalk for Educators and Advocates

Available from: Montessori Public Policy Initiative

Montessori method of education - Evaluation

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Abstract/Notes: This document was created through The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI), a collaborative effort between the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori International/USA to provide a coordinated voice and engage in advocacy on policy issues affecting the future of Montessori schools in America.

Language: English

Published: 2018

Book Section

A Comparison of Multi-Age and Homogeneous Age Grouping in Early Childhood Centers

Available from: ERIC

Book Title: Current Topics in Early Childhood Education

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Abstract/Notes: Studies from several countries are described in this review of literature pertinent to assigning day care children to multi-age or homogeneous age groups. Three issues are discussed in this regard: (1) What difference does it make how one groups children? The answer is that a profound difference to children, staff, and parents may occur in terms of social environment, curriculum design, success at school, and other factors. (2) What aspects of the child's development are affected by age grouping? The answer is that multi-age grouping positively influences social, emotional, and some learning outcomes, whereas homogeneous grouping seems to produce mastery of academic skills. Success of particular grouping choices depends on the end desired and on the skills of staff members. (3) How does age grouping affect the achievement of preschool goals? The answer to this question ultimately can be provided only by a center's staff and the families being served. Because research is still being conducted on the effects of grouping children under 6 years of age, the decision to place children in multi-age or homogeneous groups depends on program goals, client characteristics, center resources, and staff training and inclinations.

Language: English

Published: Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex, 1982

ISBN: 978-0-89391-109-6

Volume: 4

Conference Paper

Emerging Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education

Available from: ERIC

Meeting of the Elementary Education Division of the Virginia State Department of Education

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Abstract/Notes: Ten selected emerging trends in the field of early childhood education are discussed in this conference address: (1) a reevaluation of the view that early childhood education is a panacea; (2) greater emphasis on planned continuity between kindergartens and the primary grades; (3) increased use of multi-age grouping; (4) need for parenthood education in the high school; (5) importance of parent involvement in the decision making and policy formation processes concerning the education of his child and the implementation of classroom programs; (6) wider acceptance of the structured or prepared environment in programs; (7) development of a quality day care environment based on careful research and evaluation, (8) importance of humanistic or affective education; (9) need for aesthetic education (music, dance, literature, dramatics) in the total education of the child; and (10) accountability of teachers to the consumer as well as to the school boards. (Paper presented at a meeting of the Virginia State Department of Education, Elementary Education Division – Richmond, Virginia – October 1974)

Language: English

Published: Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Department of Education, Oct 1974

Book

Early Childhood Bilingualism in the Montessori Children's House: Guessable Context and the Planned Environment

Available from: ERIC

Bilingual education, Bilingualism, Language experience approach in education

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Abstract/Notes: The language immersion approach of the Intercultural Montessori School (Oak Park, Illinois) for children aged 2-6 years is described and discussed. An introductory section gives background information on early work with immersion by Maria Montessori, a personal experience leading to the school's establishment, and the response of language and education professionals, the public, and parents to the concept of preschool immersion. Subsequent sections discuss common patterns in the students' language learning experience at the school and the developmental stages the learners went through as the experiment progressed: pre-production; early production; speech emergence; and intermediate fluency. Anecdotal information about specific students and events are used for illustration. Observations about comprehensible input and the Montessori manipulables, whole language, and other instructional strategies are included. Specific recommendations are made for content and classroom procedures in early childhood immersion, based on this experience. The paper concludes with reflections on the potential of this environment for development of bilingualism.

Language: English

Published: Oak Park, Illinois: InterCultura Montessori School, 1997

Report

ECIA, Chapter 1 Early Childhood Education Program in the Portland Public Schools. 1986-87 Evaluation Report

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Abstract/Notes: The Portland Chapter 1 Early Childhood Education Program is one of three arrangements in the district to offer education for preschool children. Together, the programs enrolled 1,500 students during 1986-87. Although there are some differences among programs, the one located at Kenton School is typical of most. It consists of 3 classrooms, each holding a morning and an afternoon session of 2.5 hours each, with each session having the capacity for 20 students. Each classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and an aide. Other professional staff who were involved included the principal, program coordinator, speech therapist, and community agent. Program costs amounted to approximately 2,000 dollars per year per child. The curriculum covered language, math, small and large motor functions, art and music, and personal and social development. Program activities alternated between large and small group contexts, with student movement around the classroom quite unrestricted except during direct instruction. Many of the techniques replicated those of the Headstart Program and the Montessori method. Data obtained via a rating form containing a large sample of the skills taught in the seven skill areas and via follow-up of children who completed the program indicate that the program helps children master skills and that replication of the program across years has been consistent. Evaluation instruments are appended. (TJH)

Language: English

Published: Portland, Oregon, Aug 1987

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