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Article

Bringing Montessori to the Black Community: A Private School Model

Publication: NAMTA Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2

Pages: 13-17

African American community, African Americans, Americas, North America, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

Article

[Highland Community School]

Available from: Marquette University

Publication: Hilltop [Marquette University Yearbook], vol. 57, no. 1

Pages: 60-61

Americas, Highland Community School (Milwaukee), North America, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

Book Section

The Education of Man for a Peaceful World Community: Inaugural Speech of the Chairman of the Congress

Book Title: The Education of Man for a Peaceful World Community: Congress Report of the XIIIth International Montessori Congress, Amsterdam, Holland, April 1-4, 1964

Pages: 20-31

Conferences, International Montessori Congress (13th, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1-4 April 1964)

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Language: English

Published: Amsterdam: Association Montessori Internationale, 1964

Article

Nurturing the Respectful Community through Practical Life

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 25, no. 1

Pages: 101-116

Child development, Cognitive development, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Montessori method of education, Practical life exercises, Self-esteem in children, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses the importance of Montessori's Practical Life exercises for building character and self-esteem, more concern for others, better understanding for academic learning, and a self-nurturing, respectful classroom community. Considers aspects of movement and silence exercises for developing the child's contemplative and reflective nature that brings peacefulness and a state of grace. (JPB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Redefining Who We Are: The Work of a Learning Community; Facing Adolescents/Facing Ourselves

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 28, no. 2

Pages: 31-47

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Abstract/Notes: It is within the prepared environment of the adolescent learning community that the adult comes into full connection with Montessori's universal picture of optimal development. Adolescents' search for meaning enables adults to come to a clearer understanding of the human condition. Thus, teachers of adolescents must endeavor to model the ideals of ethical behavior, the nature of intellectual competence, and the goal of developing one's optimal potential. (KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Book

The Parent-Centered Early School: Highland Community School of Milwaukee

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

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Abstract/Notes: In May, 1991, the newly chosen Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Ho,vard Fuller, visited Highland Community School. His main question to parents and staff assembled to greet him was, "What lessons can we public school people learn from you?" Highland people had cogent ideas to pass on to him. This book is a more formal response in which I hope the hundreds of people who have continuously created Highland in its first twenty-five years speak through me in answer to him and to his colleagues elsewhere in public education. Highland began in late 1968, and by 1994 was one of only ten schools in the entire country to qualify for state-financed vouchers to independent urban schools. It is small: about seventy ethnically and economically diverse students aged two-and-a-half to ten years, three teachers and three assistants, a full-time executive director, and three part-time helpers, including a parent coordinator. One of the teachers doubles as principal. Annual expenditures per pupil are about $2,800. The curriculum is Montessori-based. The building is a century-old mansion. The school is governed by a nine-member parent board of directors and helped, primarily in fund-raising, by an advisory group of trustees. It is located in Milwaukee's Near West Side, an economically depressed and violent neighborhood (Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment, since razed, was only five blocks from the school). This is the story of a small school. Faced with the vastness of urban decay and its impact on educational institutions, the reader might question whether describing and analyzing this diminutive organization has any relevance to urban education. Despite differences between it and stereotypical urban public schools, however, it brings a message to American education much more important than its size seems to warrant. Its size is precisely the point. Change nucleates and incubates in small settings. Our huge society conditions us to think in terms of large numbers, sweeping change, vast federal programs. Government may be able to create contexts for change, but the changes themselves have to be brought about where individuals assemble to meet their mutual needs. Whether their relationships will be harmonious and productive, or acrimonious and dysfunctional, depends on how the organization is structured and what spirit has been breathed into it. This book fleshes out the organizational and attitudinal reasons that Highland works so well and what public education can learn from this small inner-city educational oasis. As a framework for the organization of this study, let us first review factors that research has revealed make a school effective.

Language: English

Published: New York: Garland, 1997

Edition: 1st

ISBN: 978-1-315-05106-2

Series: Studies in Education and Culture , 10

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Building a Cohesive Classroom: The Effects of Music on Cooperation and Community in a Public, Lower Elementary, Montessori Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Lower elementary, Montessori method of education, Public Montessori

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Abstract/Notes: The following research assesses how the daily integration of singing and listening to music helps to construct a socially cohesive, cooperative and joyful classroom during clean up time. This study combined group singing opportunities, a music listening station and music played during clean up time. The songs used for this study included lyrical themes of cooperation, happiness, overcoming obstacles and/or friendship. The thirty-day study involved twenty-one participants between the ages of six and nine at a public, Montessori school in Missouri. Each individual completed a pre- and post-survey, as well as a survey each time they used the music listening station. During clean up time, observations were taken daily to record instances of helpful behaviors and joy amongst the participants. Results of the surveys showed that the intervention was successful at increasing positive experiences during clean up time and including a Music Listening Station as an available work choice. The intervention was not successful in creating positive experiences when singing together as a group. Further research may include the use of other mediums to promote community and collaboration like the fine arts, sports or other group oriented activities.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2019

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Community and Collaboration: The Effects of Participation in an Online Leadership Cohort on the Self-Efficacy of School Leaders

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research project was conducted to see if participation in an online leadership cohort would affect the self-efficacy of school leaders. Using an online platform, seven Montessori heads of schools from the United States gathered to discuss topics of greatest importance to them. The schools represented were public, private, non-profit, proprietary and charter. The heads of schools ranged in experience from 3 to 33 years. They met once a week, for four weeks, for an hour each session to discuss four topics most relevant to the group, as determined by their suggestions. Data was collected using pre and post intervention self-assessments and surveys, as well as field notes, observation records, and tally sheets taken during the four leadership cohort sessions. The researcher facilitated the group and guided the conversations with prompts and continued questions. The heads of school asked questions of each other, offered answers, and shared resources. The intervention was shown to increase the self-efficacy of some participants, decrease the self-efficacy of some participants, and not affect the self-efficacy of others. However, the participants all reported feelings of gratitude for the opportunity to come together, citing community and collaboration as the most positive rewards.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Article

Civility and Citizenship: The Roots of Community Connection

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 27, no. 3

Pages: 115-128

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Abstract/Notes: Weaves into the adolescent concept of community those Montessori ideas related to laws of human personality, nature, and society. Examines components of Montessori practice and theory, including the importance of work, the prepared environment, social cohesion, the imagination, and the absorbent mind by linking early childhood and adolescence. Suggests that education involves spiritual development, enhances students' individual value, and prepares youth to understand the times in which they live. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Humanitarian Work in the Montessori Community

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 28, no. 3

Pages: 6

⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: To harness the power and energy of the entire Montessori community and provide greater levels of humanitarian assistance locally and globally, we must involve more Montessori students, alumni, teachers, administrators, teacher educators, adult learners, and parents.The campaign, "Pack a Backpack for a Syrian Refugee Child," was spearheaded by Montessori teacher education program directors/school administrators Raife Cebeci, Karen Simon, and Chandra Fernando, as well as AMS director of member services (and staff liaison to the Peace Committee) Carla Hofland.Montessori volunteers in the Mid-Atlantic states assembled more than 500 backpacks, containing a toiletry set, school supplies, a small flashlight/reading light, and cards from Montessori students that included a picture, poem, or message.

Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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