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A Second Language in the Classroom: Are We Missing the Boat?

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 5, no. 1

Pages: 31–32

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Dr. Montessori's Approach to Language in the Second Phase of the Child's Development

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1969, no. 4

Pages: 16–22

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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Second Language Corner for Children's House: A Practitioner–Researcher Journey Into Bilingualism in Montessori Education

Available from: University of Kansas Libraries

Publication: Journal of Montessori Research, vol. 7, no. 1

Pages: 67-82

Americas, Bilingualism, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: This work reports, from a qualitative research perspective, the development of an English Corner project for a preschool Children’s House classroom in central Mexico over the course of a 3-year period. It shows the transition of a language specialist over six consecutive periods of work, from a traditional understanding and practice of teaching English as a second language to young learners into a more comprehensive one of the Montessori Method. The analysis of my own practice is used to recover insights through a reflective process with the intention to develop a second language (L2) Montessori program for 3- to 6-year-olds that aligns better with Montessori pedagogy.  Variables such as instruction time, setting, group constitution, materials, and teaching and learning strategies allowed for certain aspects to arise as leading points of interest for the focus of the analysis and the methodological and pedagogical adaptations that followed each period. This paper is an attempt to fill the gap between the need to deliver a second language effectively in Montessori education and the lack of guidance for doing it the Montessori way; it is especially for practitioners who do not have a Montessori background but also for Montessori-trained teachers for whom more specific preparation would aid their practice. I also hope to stimulate further research in the field of second language acquisition and multilingualism in Montessori education at every level of education.

Language: English

DOI: 10.17161/jomr.v7i1.13401

ISSN: 2378-3923

Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D.)

The Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Secondary Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: High-stakes testing has become mandatory since the reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Educational Act, 2001 with its No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provisions. Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, students in grades K-8 must be tested yearly in reading and math. Students in secondary schools must be tested once in reading and math. Student scores at all grade levels are then used as part of the formula for determining whether or not a school retains its accreditation or is placed on a "needs improvement" list. Being identified as "needs improvement" for three consecutive years carries an assortment of serious consequences for schools. As a result of these high-stakes tests, secondary language arts teachers are expected to prepare students for state reading assessments. Studies have investigated the effects high-stakes testing has on elementary and secondary curriculum and instruction but have not focused specifically on secondary language arts teachers. Therefore, this study focuses on the effects high-stakes testing is having on secondary language arts' curriculum and instruction. Six high school junior English teachers from a Midwestern state were surveyed and interviewed. Five of the teachers also participated in a focus group discussion. From this data several common themes emerged including a narrowing of their curricula and a loss of instructional time to test preparation and the actual administration of the tests. In addition, teachers expressed feelings of inadequacy about their knowledge of effective pedagogy for improving adolescent reading skills. From this study it becomes clear that secondary language arts teachers need more information on best practices for working with adolescents and improving adolescent reading skills while incorporating the state reading standards and maintaining a meaningful curriculum and engaging instructional strategies. Administrators and state departments of education need to consider ways to provide useful in-services on reading for secondary teachers. In addition, university teacher education programs need to prepare future teachers and offer teachers who are currently in the classroom assistance in developing effective strategies for teaching reading skills to adolescents which will keep the students engaged.

Language: English

Published: Lawrence, Kansas, 2005

Article

Catching Them Young: The Value of Teaching a Second Language Early

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 10, no. 6

Pages: 35

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Language: English

ISSN: 1470-8647

Article

Special Needs and a Second Language

Publication: Montessori International, vol. 11, no. 1

Pages: 33–35

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Language: English

ISSN: 1470-8647

Article

A Second Language

Publication: Montessori Today (London), vol. 2, no. 1

Pages: 20

Bilingualism

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Language: English

ISSN: 0952-8652

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Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods [InterCultura Montessori, Oak Park, IL]

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 9, no. 2

Pages: 11–16

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Esperanto: Universal Second Language for Peace

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 15, no. 2

Pages: 14–15

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Presentation of a Second Language in a Montessori Class

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

Publication: The Constructive Triangle (1965-1973), vol. 3, no. 1

Pages: 1-34

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Language: English

ISSN: 0010-700X

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