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Montessori Parents

Publication: AMI Bulletin, no. 1

Pages: 8–9

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Abstract/Notes: Includes question and answer on crying to sleep at night

Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation

Exploring Forest Kindergarten Practices in Türki̇ye: Kindergarten Founders’, Teachers’, and Parents’ Knowledge of Forest Pedagogy [Exploring Forest Kindergarten Practices in Turkey: Kindergarten Founders’, Teachers’, and Parents’ Knowledge of Forest Pedagogy]

Available from: Middle East Technical University

Asia, Comparative education, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Forest school (learning style), Middle East, Open-air schools, Private schools, Turkey, Western Asia

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Abstract/Notes: This study had several objectives. First, to investigate the practices of forest kindergartens in three different geographic regions of Türkiye. Second, to explore how the founders of forest kindergartens overcome challenges and take advantage of favorable circumstances as they set up and run the kindergartens. Third, to research the challenges and favorable circumstances that teachers face in such kindergartens and ways to deal with them. Fourth, to examine what kinds of cultural adaptations kindergarten founders and teachers need to make to use Forest Pedagogy in their own culture or location. Fifth, to elicit the kindergarten founders', teachers', and parents' knowledge of Forest Pedagogy. And sixth, to explore how parents' knowledge of Forest Pedagogy relates to their expectations of forest kindergartens. This study included members of the forest kindergartens (N = 21), which comprised the founders (N = 3), teachers (N = 9), and parents (N = 9). The study discovered that forest kindergartens were not typical, despite sharing similar practices with other kindergartens, such as the daily use of outdoor playgrounds. The diversity of the outdoor settings employed by forest kindergartens varied from region to region, depending on their geographical characteristics. However, they shared certain challenges with other kindergartens, such as a lack of unstructured and affordable natural settings surrounding the kindergartens. In all cases, the kindergarten founders and teachers had limited knowledge of sustainable attitudes for children and the significance of risky play. Yet, the parents possessed the knowledge to value free, muddy, and risky play throughout the year.

Language: English

Published: Ankara, Turkey, 2022

Article

The Bloomington-Normal Montessori School: A Descriptive Study of the Pupils' Parents

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 3

Pages: 1-12

Americas, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

Article

Montessori Parents: Introduction

Publication: AMI Bulletin, no. 1

Pages: 7

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Language: English

Article

An Introduction to Parent Education Night: Montessori Key Lessons for Parents

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 38, no. 2

Pages: 4

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Language: English

Article

Parents Speak

Publication: AMI/USA Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 2

Pages: 6

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Language: English

Article

Helping Parents Discover the Essence of the Prepared Environment

Publication: AMI/USA News, vol. 10, no. 1

Pages: 4–6

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Language: English

Article

10 Questions Parents Don't Ask Summer Camps, but Should

Publication: AMI/USA News, vol. 19, no. 2

Pages: 13

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Language: English

Article

Parents Are People Too!

Publication: AMI/USA Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 2

Pages: 5

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Language: English

Bachelor's Thesis

The Role of Parents in the Development of Overweight and Obesity Among Children 5-12 Years Old in Private Schools in Kampala

Available from: Makerere University - Undergraduate Dissertations Repository

Africa, East Africa, Montessori schools, Parents - Perceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda

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Abstract/Notes: The general causes of childhood overweight and obesity have been assumed to be high caloric and fat intake paired with little to no exercise. Evidence has also shown that excessive sugar intake especially in soft drinks and increased portion sizes are also major contributors in childhood overweight and obesity. It is however well known that while still in the care of their parents, children eat that which is provided to them. And several studies found that parents’ dietary habits have a direct influence on dietary behaviors of their children regardless of demographic characteristics such as gender, age, socioeconomic status and country; however, the exact mechanism is still not clear. Therefore, when children are overweight or obese, a question is paused, how are the parents contributing to the development of overweight and obesity among the children? What role are they playing? Aim and objective This research project was directed towards investigating the dietary behaviors of both parents and children, and to provide evidence for the potential influence of parents’ dietary behaviors and practices on certain children’s eating habits which cause overweight and obesity. Research Methods Data was collected in March 2023 targeting a group of parents, teachers and children in affluent or private primary and secondary schools including Little Cranes Montessori in Bugolobi, The Northgreen School, GreenHill Academy Kibuli and Golden Stars Kindergarten. Although measurements of weight, height and basal metabolism rate (BMI) were meant to be taken, the schools already had record of these from the pupils’ termly medical checkups and these records were used to access the anthropometric data to establish nutrition status using BMI for age z scores as recommended by the WHO for children 5-19 years. Questionnaires were used for data collection to establish the children’s dietary practices, how much physical activity they were taking part in, nutritional knowledge level of parents and their influence on child food choices and lifestyle. Results and recommendations The data obtained from the study were analyzed to explore the relationship between parental factors and childhood obesity, including dietary habits, physical activity, and parental education level, among other factors. The results provide valuable insights into the role of parents in addressing childhood obesity and inform future interventions to prevent and manage the condition in this population. A total of 120 children aged 5 to 12 years old from 3 primary schools in Kampala, Uganda, were included in the study. Of these, 47.5% (57) were female and 52.5%(63) were male. The prevalence of childhood overnutrition was found to be 10.8% (n=13), with all of the children classified as overweight. This nutrition status was obtained using BMI for age, as recommended by the world health organization for determining the nutrition status of children 5-19 years old.

Language: English

Published: Kampala, Uganda, 2023

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