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The Effect of Montessori Programme on the Motion and Visual Perception Skills of Trainable Mentally Retarded Individuals

Available from: RedFame

Publication: Journal of Education and Training Studies, vol. 7, no. 2

Pages: 120-128

Asia, Children with disabilities, Inclusive education, Middle East, Montessori method of education, Turkey, Western Asia

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Abstract/Notes: In this research, it is aimed to examine the effects of Montessori education on the mentally retarded individuals in the special education who have had Montessori education and who have not had it. 24 trainable mentally disabled male students who had and did not have Montessori education in a private school in Kayseri participated in the study. The students were between the ages of 20-22. 12 voluntary participants constituted the experimental group who had Montessori education. The control group included 12 voluntary mentally disabled individuals. While the control group had a routine training for 8 weeks, the experimental group had Montessori education program for 8 weeks. In addition, mothers of the students in the experimental group were included in the training program. The mentally disabled individuals had movement and visual perception skills tests.When the results of the movement perception skills in the experimental and control groups were reviewed, no significant differences were found in the movement skill variables according to the values (p>0.05). While the pretest posttest values in the mentally retarded individuals in the experimental group revealed significant difference (p<0,05), no difference occurred only in the left foot balance test (p>0,05). All pretest posttest values depending on the movement revealed significant difference in the control group (p<0,05).As a result, when the effect of the Montessori program on the movement skills of trainable mentally retarded people was examined, no significant difference was found between the values of the control group, and Montessori education gave similar values as the classical education. Thus, it was concluded that it was advisable Montessori education program to be used widely. When its effect on the visual perception skills was examined, it could be stated that the posttest averages of the each visual perception sub-scale average revealed an increase except the shape-ground connection. Consequently, when the movement skills of the trainable mentally retarded individuals were reviewed, no difference was found in the control group values, and Montessori education values were similar to classical education. Therefore, it is concluded that Montessori education program should be used widely.

Language: English

DOI: 10.11114/jets.v7i2.3875

ISSN: 2324-8068

Article

Progressive Vision, Leadership, and System Change

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 19, no. 1

Pages: 121-135

Educational change

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Abstract/Notes: Defines a new leadership in education, which recognizes the comprehensive nature of change in the public school system to meet the educational needs of all children, especially disadvantaged and minority children, in a global economy. Maintains that Montessori education is uniquely prepared to lead public school reform. (BB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Towards a Positive Education for Adolescents: An Example from the Humanities

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 26, no. 3

Pages: 517-541

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Abstract/Notes: Offers specific rules for using humanities studies in Montessori schools to guide personality formation and social interest during adolescence, focusing on biography. Presents biography as a portrayal of mind connected with action, the success of individual struggle, self-awareness, balancing creativity with service, the importance of inner life, and the drama of self-actualization. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Language and the Developing Brain

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 26, no. 2

Pages: 8-60

Child development, Classroom environment, Early childhood education, Interpersonal communication in children, Language acquisition, Language skills, Montessori method of education, Nature and nurture, Neurolinguistics, Prepared environment, Verbal learning, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses the centers of language in the brain and the critical period for language acquisition. Explains developmental milestones of language development--receptive language, babbling, short phrases, full sentences--in the context of brain development. Emphasizes parents' role in language development, including talking to the child, dialogic reading, active listening, and selecting a nurturing school environment. (Author/TJQ)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

The Natural World as Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 27, no. 3

Pages: 131-148

⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: Weaves theoretical concepts of Maria Montessori and Edith Cobb to suggest that a moral, meaningful life is influenced by early contact with nature in which adults draw children's attention to its value. Suggests that nature is the prepared environment fostering cosmic harmony and asserts that educators should provide opportunities for early encounters with nature and learning about global needs around the use and distribution of natural resources. (KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Integrating Montessori Principles in Mental Health Education

Available from: CORE

Publication: Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, vol. 11, no. 5

Pages: 2247-2252

Child psychopathology, Children with disabilities, Inclusive education, Mental health, Mentally ill children, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: This research paper will seek to address the ensuing principal research question: “What has been the role of early childhood education for the mentally ill child?” The Montessori principles which can be found in the proposed research lies in the fact that relative research undertaken on the role of mentally ill children's education still continue to be in its infancy stage. There are a number of academic publications which have focused on the identification of key areas in need of further study between students‟ social, emotional wellbeing, mental health and their school success as well as academic achievement. This research aims to investigate to what extent Maria Montessori„s argument could be significant for today‟s educational policies for the mentally ill. Montessori studied her mentally disabled patients, listening and carefully noting their response to her attempts to implement Séguin's educational methods, as well as their progress in becoming increasingly independent and verbal. The study will target this void by enunciating, refining and encompassing some of the recent hypothetical viewpoints of Montessori education and mental care.

Language: English

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3952657

ISSN: 2395-2210

Article

Deepening Cosmic Education

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 38, no. 1

Pages: 135-144

Cosmic education, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: This article is a special blend of research, theory, and practice, with clear insight into the origins of Cosmic Education and cosmic task, while recalling memories of student explorations in botany, in particular, episodes from Mr. Leonard's teaching. Mr. Leonard speaks of a storytelling curriculum that eloquently puts perspective into dimensions of Cosmic Education as philosophy, human unity, heroes of history, invention, gratitude, connections with nature, and much more. [Reprinted from "The NAMTA Journal" 31,2 (2006, Spring): 119-136. This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Embracing the Challenge: Refining Montessori Practice," Baltimore, MD, November 10-13, 2005.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Grace and Courtesy and Beyond

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 40, no. 1

Pages: 33-49

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Abstract/Notes: Taking up the cause of grace and courtesy across the planes of education, Pat Schaefer tells of the grace and courtesy of successive planes within a school culture and gives a glimpse of how the Montessori vision of a new society can look. Grace and courtesy go well beyond the practice of manners and into the topic of deep observation and appreciation of the other. Grace and courtesy are in the ability to focus on others, to pay attention to others, and to model a balanced behavior ideal of caring for the beauty and order of a space. Pat plays up the importance of rituals and gives examples of musical celebrations, Wisdom Day, the winter solstice, and "flying up" celebrations (the rite of passage from Children's House to the elementary) as being acts of attention to civility done for the sake of the community. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Grace, Courtesy, and Civility Across the Planes," Portland, OR, March 13-16, 2014.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Navigating the World of Technology with Kids in the Home, in the School

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 41, no. 2

Pages: 183-193

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Abstract/Notes: Bill Rupp offers practical wisdom from his perch as a Montessori parent of four children and as a self-proclaimed digital immigrant who has spent over twenty years in the information technology field. His list of "Considerations before Making Rules for Technology Use" builds on a positive environment of conversation and communication with wise suggestions for placement of computers, time limits, access, and a screen/life balance. Suggested guidelines for schools and a guide for the ideal times for schools to re-evaluate technology rules will be valuable to administrators and teachers at all schools. [This paper was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "A Montessori Integrated Approach to Science, Mathematics, Technology, and the Environment" in Portland, OR, Mar 31-Apr 3, 2016.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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