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Article

Improving Creative Ability of Base of Pyramid (BOP) Students in India

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: Thinking Skills and Creativity, vol. 36

Pages: 100652

Action research, Asia, India, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: A study was undertaken to investigate how to prepare Base of Pyramid (BOP) children in India for creativity. The quasi-experiment study involved seventy 5th grade BOP students from two municipality schools in Mumbai, India. The training group students were given Design Thinking training spread over two action research cycles, while the control group received no intervention. The present study reports on findings from the second action research cycle during which the training group received training on divergent thinking skills—skills required for Design Thinking. The data was collected using classroom worksheets and intervention test sheets, and the objective was to find answers to how ideation took place during creative work and whether divergent thinking skills—as a part of Design Thinking training—helped in improving creative ability. The quantitative analysis of The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) inspired intervention test sheets indicated an overall significant difference in creative ability indicator scores of students who received intervention over those who did not. Furthermore, the significant difference was found for figural tasks but not for verbal tasks. The present study also showed how a mixed-method analysis can be useful for capturing socio-cultural elements, measuring relevant idea generation and identifying the need for different creative confidence-building strategies. The study identified language as a barrier for idea expression in the case of BOP students for whom language of instruction at school was different from language spoken at home. The study recommended socio-techno entrepreneurs to use this challenge as an opportunity for becoming stakeholders in creativity skilling for BOP students.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100652

ISSN: 1871-1871

Article

Dr. Montessori to Visit India

Available from: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Publication: Times of India (Mumbai, India)

Pages: 4

Asia, George S. Arundale - Biographic sources, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, South Asia, Theosophical Society

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Language: English

Article

The Child in India

Publication: The Montessori Magazine: A Quarterly Journal for Teachers, Parents and Social Workers (India), vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 61-64

Asia, Conferences, India, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: First all-India Montessori conference, Pilani

Language: English

Book

Evaluation of the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option (K-6) Pupil Progress Report

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Abstract/Notes: Parents and guardians of children in the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option Program for kindergartners through sixth graders were surveyed. Parents and guardians were surveyed on: (1) the pupil progress report, which was used on a pilot basis during the 1988-89 school year; (2) the Montessori method; (3) strengths and weaknesses of the program; and (4) changes the program needed. Questionnaires were sent to the households of 536 pupils and to 50 school staff members in the 3 Montessori Option elementary schools. Parents and guardians replied positively to 25 closed-ended questions; were neutral about none; and responded negatively to four. School staff replied positively to 27; were neutral about none; and responded negatively to two. Parents and guardians expressed concern about more than 46 survey-related topics. Parent-initiated topics included: competitiveness and comparison between students, curriculum design and development, learning environments, parent-teacher conferences, program expansion, public school use of Montessori philosophy, and staff certification and training. School staff expressed concern about classroom mangagement, instructional materials, parent involvement, parent-teacher conferences, skills and knowledge analysis, student progress, and the district-wide testing program. Questions and responses (along a Likert-type scale) are provided for parents and school staff members. Parents and guardians of children in the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option Program for kindergartners through sixth graders were surveyed. Parents and guardians were surveyed on: (1) the pupil progress report, which was used on a pilot basis during the 1988-89 school year; (2) the Montessori method; (3) strengths and weaknesses of the program; and (4) changes the program needed. The survey instrument consisted of a section on respondent characteristics, 32 closed-ended questions, and three open-ended questions. The five sections of the survey covered the evaluation key, report card headings and philosophy, report card delivery to parents and guardians, and basic principles of the Montessori method. The survey elicited parent opinions about the program. The households of 536 pupils and 50 school staff members in the 3 Montessori Option elementary schools received questionnaires. This main report describes survey methodology, reports results and conclusions, and offers recommendations. Related materials are appended. Parents and guardians of children in the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option Program for kindergartners through sixth graders were surveyed. Parents and guardians were surveyed on: (1) the pupil progress report, which was used on a pilot basis during the 1988-89 school year; (2) the Montessori method; (3) strengths and weaknesses of the program; and (4) changes the program needed. The survey instrument consisted of a section on respondent characteristics, 32 closed-ended questions, and 3 open-ended questions. The five sections of the survey introduced the topics of the evaluation key, report card headings and philosophy, report card delivery to parents and guardians, and basic principles of the Montessori method. The survey elicited parent opinions about the program. The households of 536 pupils and 50 school staff members in the 3 Montessori Option elementary schools received questionnaires. This appendix to the main report provides: (1) survey design input from parents, teachers, and others; (2) the Montessori Option Pupil Progress Report Survey; and (3) parent and teacher responses for each item.

Language: English

Published: Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Public Schools, 1989

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The First All-India Montessori Conference at Pilani (December 27-29, 1945)

Publication: The Punjab Educational Journal, vol. 40, no. 11

Pages: 528-532

All-India Montessori Conference (1st, Pilani, India, 27-29 December 1945), Asia, Conferences, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Commentary on some lectures given by Maria Montessori on the following topics: Cosmic education, The child at school, The child in society, The child in the family.

Language: English

Article

The First All-India Montessori Conference (Broadcast Talk by Dr. K. C. Khanna on 4th January, 1946)

Publication: The Punjab Educational Journal, vol. 40, no. 11

Pages: 526-528

All-India Montessori Conference (1st, Pilani, India, 27-29 December 1945), Asia, Conferences, India, Montessori method of education, South Asia

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Language: English

Article

Exercises of Practical Life: 3 to 6 Compared to 6 to 12: Kodaikanal Advanced Course, India, 1943-44, Lecture 76

Available from: ERIC

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

Pages: 53-58

Asia, India, Mario M. Montessori - Writings, South Asia, Trainings

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Abstract/Notes: This simple, first-published article by Mario Montessori was written in Kodaikanal, India, and reveals a great Montessori truth that has never been so explicit: There are developmental stages for practical life that cross over into nature study and living experiences. Although more abstract, the second plane has a strong practical life component that connects the six- to twelve-year-old to the real natural world. This emphasis on the second plane makes an even stronger, more unified connection between the developmental continuum that is completely embedded in the natural world before and after elementary. [This article is a synopsis of a lecture on the Kodaikanal Advanced Course of 1943-44, in Kodaikanal, India.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Montessori in India: Her Legacy Through Those Who Knew Her

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 32, no. 2

Pages: 40-47

Asia, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Some even came from Bengal province, a 3-day train journey! I was staying in the home of a dedicated Montessori teacher trainer, Uma Shankar, in cozy, warm family surroundings. Or while in Ahmedabad, I was able to arrange a meeting with Leenaben Sarabhai, an aunt of a friend and a Montessori pioneer in Gujarat (see page 46). In addition to their words, my interview subjects also shared with me original handwritten manuals and materials, photographs, Maria's drawings and outlines of Elementary curriculum and materials, and her correspondence with various people, including Gandhi, Tagore, Krishnamurti, Joosten, and the Arundales. The Arundales promptly extended an invitation, and Mario and Maria Montessori arrived in India in 1939 to conduct the first training course on the Asian continent. [...]began Montessori's extended stay in India. Some of the original lecture notes from teacher training that Maria Montessori gave in Ahmedabad, as well as Montessori's letters, original transcripts, and hand-drawn illustrations and materials, are preserved in a museum at the Shreyas School in Ahmedabad.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

Activities of the AMI (India)

Publication: The Montessori Magazine: A Quarterly Journal for Teachers, Parents and Social Workers (India), vol. 1, no. 2/3

Pages: 66-68

Asia, Association Montessori Internationale - India, India, South Asia

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Language: English

Book

Developing a Project Curriculum for Village Schools in India: A Suggestive Method of Procedure

Asia, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, India, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, Rural education, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: Specifically see section related to the work of Tagore and his school at Santiniketan which incorporates a Montessori-like method of education. Also published under the title, "New Schools for Young India: A Survey of Educational, Economic and Social Conditions in India with Special Reference to More Effective Education"

Language: English

Published: Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1930

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