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Article

The Montessori Movement in America: The Work and the Contribution of Ms. Rambusch

Publication: Montessori Kyōiku [Montessori Education], vol. 28

Pages: 78-86

Americas, Kimiko Kai - Writings, Montessori method of education - History, Nancy McCormick Rambusch - Biographic sources, North America, United States of America

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Language: Japanese

ISSN: 0913-4220

Doctoral Dissertation

The Growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States, 1909-1970

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Americas, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to examine the growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States during the periods 1909-1921 and 1952-1970. The Montessori system was viewed as an innovation in American education and special attention was directed to the leaders of the movement and the role they played in its growth. The primary sources used for the initial period were the papers of Mabel Bell kept in the Bell Room of the National Geographic Society and the McClure Manuscripts housed in the Lilly Library at Indiana University. For the latter period, the following sources were utilized: American Montessori Society files, files of Whitby School, tape recordings from the American Montessori Society, interviews with Nancy Rambusch, Cleo Monson, John McDermott and correspondence with Mario Montessori and Margaret Stephensen. In addition to visits to the original Casa dei Bambini in Rome and modern Case in Italy, many Montessori schools in the United States were observed. The background of Dr. Montessori was discussed and the influences, principles and contributions of her method were examined. The period from 1909-1921 was analyzed with reference to the leadership of Maria Montessori, S.S. McClure, Mabel Bell, Helen Parkhurst and William Kilpatrick. The social, educational, political, theoretical and communications problems were examined to determine possible reasons for the demise of Montessori education in that era. The renascance [sic] of Montessori education in the United States (1952-1970) was examined with emphasis on the leadership of Mario Montessori, Nancy Rambusch, Margaret Stephenson, Cleo Monson and John McDermott. The areas of social, educational, theoretical and communications were studied for likely reasons for the resurgence of Montessori education in America. A paradigmatic schema was used to compare the role of the leaders in each period: Policy maker- Maria Montessori and Mario Montessori; Promoter- S.S. McClure and Nancy Rambusch; Organizer- Mabel Bell and Cleo Monson; Disciple- Helen Parkhurst and Margaret Stephenson; Professional Educator- William Kilpatrick and John McDermott. The qualities of leadership which led to the original demise of the Montessori Movement were: 1) Mistrust and lack of direct contact with United States educators and Montessori promoters by Maria Montessori; 2) Withdrawal of lecture and film rights from S.S. McClure by Dr. Montessori; 3) Dissolution of Montessori organizations by Mabel Bell and Helen Parkhurst because of lack of confidence in them by Maria Montessori; 5) Strong influence by William Kilpatrick (who did not believe in the Montessori method) on kindergarten teachers. The rebirth of the Montessori Movement was influenced by: 1) Mario Montessori's strong adherence to the original ideas of Maria Montessori; 2) Nancy Rambusch's proper use of leadership and timing and the formation of the American Montessori Society by her; 3) The organized efforts of the American Montessori Society and its teacher-training and public relations function by Cleo Monson; 4) The loyalty and knowledge displayed by Margaret Stephenson in running the Association Montessori Internationale teacher-training course in Washington; 5) the efforts of John McDermott to put Montessori in an American cultural context in teacher-training and professionalization of Montessori education. The writer finds strong indications for the thesis that it was the leadership which effected the growth of the Montessori Movement in the United States and recommends further research into other educational innovations in the United States such as the British Infant School Movement and Headstart with attention to the leadership.

Language: English

Published: New York, 1971

Book

The Child, Society and the World: Unpublished Speeches and Writings

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Abstract/Notes: 'The Child, Society and the World: A Selection of Speeches and Writings' was first published in a German translation under the title 'Spannungsfeld Kind-Gesellschaft-Welt. Auf dem Wege zu einer Kopmischen Erziehung' in 1979 (Verlag Herder), coimpiled and edited by Günter Schulz-Benesch.

Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, 2016

ISBN: 978-90-79506-34-7

Series: The Montessori Series , 7

Book

Basic Ideas of Montessori's Educational Theory: Extracts from Maria Montessori's Writings and Teachings

Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Maria Montessori - Writings, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Abstract/Notes: This book provides an analysis of Maria Montessori's educational beliefs and methodology and discusses her views on the important problems of education in the family and in the pre-school and school environments. It discusses religious education and its relationship to the child's natural development. The work also includes a biography of Montessori, extracts from a wide range of her published writings and an up-to-date bibliography. Translated from German.

Language: English

Published: Oxford: Clio Press, 1998

Edition: Revised ed.

ISBN: 978-1-85109-276-5

Series: The Clio Montessori series , 14

Book

The Child, Society and the World: Unpublished Speeches and Writings

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Language: English

Published: Oxford: Clio, 1998

ISBN: 978-1-85109-112-6 1-85109-112-2

Series: The Clio Montessori series

Article

In Memoriam: Robert Rambusch

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 29, no. 3

Pages: 24

Obituaries, Robert Rambusch - Biographic sources

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Article

1999 Rambusch Lectures Feature Time Bind Author and "TV-Turnoff Week" Founder

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 11, no. 2

Pages: 6

⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Archival Material Or Collection

Montessori Bibliography, 1950-1974

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Bibliographies, Nancy McCormick Rambusch - Writings

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Language: English

Extent: 62 pages

Archive: Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library (Mansfield, Connecticut)

Archival Material Or Collection

The American Response to Montessori, 1910-1919 [first draft of proposal for PhD. Dissertation]

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Americas, Montessori method of education, Nancy McCormick Rambusch - Writings, United States of America

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Language: English

Extent: 21 p.

Archive: Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library (Mansfield, Connecticut)

Article

A Proposed Individualized Writing/Reading Program for Young Children, Based on Their Interest in Food and on the Pedagogical Principles Derived from the Work of Edward Seguin, Maria Montessori and Contemporary Developmental Theorists

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 12, no. 2

Pages: 1-15

Literacy, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Philosophy, Nancy McCormick Rambusch - Writings, Édouard Séguin - Biographic sources, Édouard Séguin - Philosophy, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

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