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Article

Practical Life Exercises in the Elementary Environment

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 1-2

Pages: 18-21

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

Article

The Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 1-2

Pages: 2-10

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

Article

Children's Literature: An Untapped Resource in the Prepared Environment

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 3

Pages: 5-11

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

Article

Keys to Global Understanding: The Role of the Primary Environment

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 35, no. 3

Pages: 59-86

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D.)

Approaching ‘The Civic Mission of Schools’: Examining Adolescent Civic Engagement in an Alternative Learning Environment

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

Montessori method of education, Service learning

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of the study was to examine students' expected and observable civic engagement in a Montessori Erdkinder-based middle school classroom. Research questions included: (a) In what ways is civic engagement addressed in the Montessori Erdkinder-based middle school explicit curriculum? (b) How does the expected civic engagement in the Montessori Erdkinder-based middle school explicit curriculum align with The Civic Mission of Schools six educational approaches? (c) In what ways do students experience civic engagement at the end-of-the-school year in Grades 7, 8 and 9 in a Montessori Erdkinder-based middle school classroom? The study used a case design with three embedded units of analysis. The purposefully selected participants included the teacher and 19 students. The curriculum was analyzed using document analysis and context was provided through teacher interviews. The curriculum was aligned with The Civic Mission of Schools' six approaches. Students' civic engagement was examined through observations, students' interviews and documents. Cross-case analysis examined civic engagement experiences between each grade level. These analyses were compared findings to civic education literature and The Civic Mission of Schools' six approaches. The study found the curriculum provided opportunities for civic engagement including civic and political skills, civic dispositions and community participation. When compared with The Civic Mission of Schools, the curriculum provided mixed results. Only the students' voices in school governance and service-learning were evident. Students had similar opportunities for civic engagement because of the mixed-age nature of Montessori learning. Evidence of student civic engagement included a student created and maintained democratic classroom environment, community service and service-learning, informal discussion of current events and participation in the Montessori Model United Nations. Although the curriculum did not directly align with The Civic Mission of Schools, it provided an example of (a) an apolitical curriculum for creating world citizens and (b) a model for civility for classroom governance and student behavior. A community of practice was developed based on occupation-based learning in which students learned their roles and experienced stress in a democratic workplace. Recommendations for future research include political socialization and alternative learning environments.

Language: English

Published: Charlottesville, Virginia, 2011

Book

The Educational Environment: Approaches to Primary Education

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Abstract/Notes: Report of an international conference held at the Froebel Educational Institute, Roehampton, London in July 1970.

Language: English

Published: London, England: World Education Fellowship and Montessori Society in England, 1971

Book

The Ideal Montessori Environment for Children Ages 2 and a Half-6

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Language: English

Published: New York, New York: American Montessori Society, 1983

Book

The Montessori Approach and the Education of the Deaf Preschool-Child: Can This Approach, Based on Intrinsic Motivation and That Prepares the Environment for Intentionality in Learning, Aid Cognitive Development and Therefore General Development?

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Language: English, Norwegian

Published: [Oslo, Norway]: Statens spesiallärerhögskole, 1982

Book Section

Building a Montessori Environment in Lublin: Past, Present, and Future Perspective

Book Title: Perspectives on Montessori

Pages: 161-180

Eastern Europe, Europe, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Poland

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Language: English

Published: Deventer, The Netherlands: Saxion Progressive Education University Press, 2022

Edition: 1st edition

ISBN: 978-94-92618-56-6

Book Section

Maria Montessori Envisioned Physics as Part of the Environment

Available from: ERIC

Book Title: The Relevance of Montessori Today: Meeting Human Needs-Principles to Practice. AMI/USA National Conference (Bellevue, Washington, July 25-28, 1996)

Pages: 64-70

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Abstract/Notes: This set of proceedings from the Association Montessori International (AMI/USA) 1996 conference contains the conference schedule and 20 presentations.

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C.: American Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA), 1997

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