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Doctoral Dissertation

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Korean Montessori Teacher Training Program as Perceived by Montessori Teachers and Parents of Montessori-Educated Children

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: During the past ten years, a total of 3,642 teachers and administrators have attended the Korean Montessori Teacher Training Program (KMTTP). A sample of Montessori teachers (n = 261) and Korean parents (n = 375) from 32 Korean Montessori schools located in the major cities of Korea were surveyed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this teacher preparation program. The EXPECTATIONS AND GOAL ATTAINMENT QUESTIONNAIRE (EGAQ), designed by the researcher, was the instrumentation used to conduct this study. Major findings demonstrated that 74.5 percent of the teachers surveyed indicated that their main reasons for attending the KMTTP were to increase their professional competency and their knowledge of child development through Montessori philosophy. The correlation between teachers' levels of satisfaction with their preparation and perceived effectiveness of the training program was higher (r =.29, p $<$.05) than between their levels of satisfaction with the program and their perceptions of their preparedness after completion of training (r =.18, p $<$.05). Significant differences existed between perceived effectiveness of the KMTTP and teachers' ages, positions, and years of experience. Older teachers and those with more advanced teaching positions expressed greater satisfaction with the program. Teachers indicated that, upon completion of the KMTTP, they felt more prepared in, than knowledgeable of, Montessori educational methodology. From the parent perspective, the most frequently cited reason (74.3%) for sending their child to a Montessori School was to provide a learning environment that nurtured their child's interpersonal growth. A majority of the parents (58.5%) were very satisfied with the Montessori experience; no parents were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. In correlating the effectiveness of Montessori education with specific outcomes, parents indicated highest levels of satisfaction in the areas of "concentration" and "academic achievement." A majority of the teachers surveyed (52.8%) encouraged the implementation of the Montessori Teacher Training Program in neighboring countries, with 42.1 percent strongly encouraging implementation. This study demonstrated the need for further development and improvement in the area of Montessori teacher training in Korea.

Language: English

Published: San Francisco, California, 1994

Article

A Learning Environment for Educationally Handicapped Children

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 2

Pages: 1-22

Children with disabilities, Developmentally disabled children, Inclusive education, Montessori method of education

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

Article

Children Writing Lists

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 9, no. 2

Pages: 18–19

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Language: English

ISSN: 1470-8647

Article

Observation of Children in the Sophia Montessori School [Los Angeles, California]

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1961, no. 2

Pages: 16-17

Americas, North America, Sophia Montessori School (Los Angeles), United States of America

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

Ways of the World; The Mysterious World of Children: Some of the Difficulties in the Way Grown-Ups Who Try to Enter There

Available from: Newspapers.com

Publication: San Francisco Bulletin (San Francisco, California)

Pages: 15

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Language: English

Article

An Open Door to Appropriate Education for Special Children [Montessori Special Education School of Cleveland, OH]

Publication: Montessori Special News, vol. 3, no. 3

Pages: 1-2

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Language: English

Article

The New Children

Available from: The Times Educational Supplement Historical Archive - Gale

Publication: The Times Educational Supplement (London, England)

Pages: 184

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Abstract/Notes: Letter to the Editor

Language: English

ISSN: 0040-7887

Book

Children's Play and Its Place in Education, with an Appendix on the Montessori Method

Available from: HathiTrust

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Language: English

Published: New York, New York: Duffield, 1913

Edition: 1st

Article

Kids Korner [poems by children]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 23, no. 4

Pages: 6–7

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Language: English

Article

Kids Korner [poems by children]

Publication: The National Montessori Reporter, vol. 20, no. 4

Pages: 6–7

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Language: English

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