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Article

News from the Regions [Central America, South America, Brazil]

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 19, no. 1

Pages: 26-27

Americas, Brazil, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Public Montessori, South America

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, Fall 2006

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

Indigenous American Montessori Models: An American Montessori Elementary Teacher

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 6, no. 1

Pages: 16–18

Americas, Indigenous communities, Indigenous peoples, North America, North America, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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The Great Italian Educator: The Montessori Method and American Nativism in the 1910s

Available from: University of Kansas

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this project is to investigate to what extent Protestant nativism impeded the spread of the Montessori Method in the United States. The Montessori Method has experienced waves of popularity in America ever since it was first introduced in 1910. During the first wave of popularity, from 1910-1917, Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder, faced backlash from educators and educational philosophers for her scientific reasoning and her pedagogical and social philosophies. Some Montessori historians believe that these factors were critical in halting the spread of the Montessori Method in America in 1917. An additional theory is that Montessori’s personal identity, as an Italian Catholic woman, impeded the reception of her ideas in America. Considering that the time period was characterized by anti-Catholic rhetoric from political organizations as well as newspapers and journals, the theory makes sense. Research for this project was conducted by examining newspaper publications that covered the Montessori Method, rebuttals of the method published by American educators, and the books and articles written by Montessori advocates. Other primary sources include Catholic publications and Dr. Montessori’s own books and writings. Secondary sources, such as autobiographies of Maria Montessori’s life and examinations of nativist activity at the beginning of the 20th Century, help paint a picture of the state of America when Dr. Montessori visited in 1913. Overall, these sources indicate that anti-Catholic sentiments played a minor role, if any, in hampering the spread of the Montessori Method. Maria Montessori’s publicist, Samuel S. McClure, crafted a particular public image for Montessori, compatible with themes of social reform, Progressive educational reform, and feminism, which would appeal to most Americans. The creation of this public image is significant as it was a manifestation of the cultural upheaval experienced during the early 20th century and had lasting implications for Progressive education and the future of the Montessori Method in America. Supporters for the method emphasized the scientific foundation of the method, Dr. Montessori’s ideas for social reform through education, and the compatibility of the method with American ideals of individual freedom and responsibility. In the end, other factors such as leading educators’ disapproval of different aspects of the method, World War I, and Dr. Montessori’s personality led to the decline of the Montessori Method in America at that time.

Language: English

Published: Lawrence, Kansas, Apr 2019

Article

News from the Regions [Mexico, Central America, South America, Brazil]

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 18, no. 4

Pages: 20

Americas, Brazil, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Public Montessori, South America

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, May 2006

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Book Section

The Rise and Fall of Anne George as America’s Premier Montessori Educator

Available from: Springer Link

Book Title: America's Early Montessorians: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst and Adelia Pyle

Pages: 101-143

Americas, Anne E. George - Biographic sources, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Anne E. George, the first American trained as a directress by Montessori in 1910, is significant as the paramount Montessori educator in the United States from 1910 to 1915. George, who established the first American Montessori school in Tarrytown, New York in 1911, was also the English-language translator of Montessori’s book, The Montessori Method (1912). Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, intent on promoting Montessori education, established the national Montessori Educational Association, with George as its Director of Research. George was also the headmistress of the Montessori schools supported by the Bells in Washington, DC. In addition, George was Montessori’s aide and translator during her extensive lecture tour in 1913. Montessori’s relationship with George deteriorated. Montessori revoked Anne George’s credentials as a Montessori directress in 1915. The ever-loyal George, who strived to replicate the Montessori Method in American private schools, and, once, the premier American Montessori educator, was discredited by her mentor. After her marriage in 1919, George never returned to the field of education.

Language: English

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-54835-3

Series: Historical Studies in Education

La fortuna di Maria Montessori negli Stati Uniti d'America 1909-1989: prime linee di ricerca [The fortune of Maria Montessori in the United States of America 1909-1989: first lines of research]

Americas, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, North America, United States of America

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Language: Italian

Published: Roma, Italy, 1988

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American Institute of Instruction, North Conway, N.H., July 2-5; Montessori

Available from: HathiTrust

Publication: Journal of Education (Boston), vol. 76, no. 4

Pages: 89-90

Americas, Conferences, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., North America, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 0022-0574, 2515-5741

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A Comparison of Reading and Math Achievement for African American Third Grade Students in Montessori and Other Magnet Schools

Available from: JSTOR

Publication: Journal of Negro Education, vol. 86, no. 4

Pages: 439-448

Academic achievement, African American community, African Americans, Americas, Comparative education, Lower elementary, Mathematics - Academic achievement, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, North America, Reading - Academic achievement, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Montessori programs are expanding in public schools, serving a large proportion of African American students. Although recent Montessori research has focused on diverse public school populations, few studies have examined outcomes for African American students at the lower elementary level. This quasi-experimental study compares reading and math achievement for African American third grade students in public Montessori and other magnet schools in a large, urban district in North Carolina. Scores from end-of-grade state tests of reading and math are compared using a multivariate analysis of covariance. No significant difference in math scores was identified, but students in Montessori schools scored significantly higher in reading. This suggests that Montessori lower elementary instruction may be beneficial for African American students.

Language: English

DOI: 10.7709/jnegroeducation.86.4.0439

ISSN: 0022-2984, 2167-6437

Book Section

Gli Erdkinder in California: alla scoperta dell'adolescente in una farm-school americana [The Erdkinder in California: discovering the teenager in an American farm-school]

Book Title: Montessori: Perché No? Una Pedagogia per la Crescita

Pages: 265-272

Americas, Erdkinder, North America, United States of America

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Language: Italian

Published: Milano: Franco Angeli, 2000

ISBN: 88-464-2088-8

Article

News from the Regions [Mexico, United States, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Brazil]

Publication: El Boletin [Consejo Interamericano Montessori]

Pages: 4-8

Americas, Latin America and the Caribbean, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

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