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Implementing Fitness and Nutrition Education in Urban, Underserved, Community-Based Montessori Schools: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Available from: Project MUSE

Publication: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, vol. 16, no. 3

Pages: 339-348

Americas, Lumin Education, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, Nutrition education, Physical education for children, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Background: Few studies have discussed school-based health programs in Montessori education. Lumin has a network of Montessori elementary schools serving mainly lower income families in Dallas, Texas. Since 2015, our medical school has partnered with Lumin to design and implement fitness and nutrition curricula adherent to Montessori principles., Objectives: To describe a novel Montessori school-based health program and determine avenues for improvement based on lessons learned., Methods: Led by medical students with guidance from faculty mentors, the program was developed collaboratively with Lumin leaders based on a critical need in their community and shaped with results from a cross-sectional health needs assessment among Lumin families. Data were collected to measure the impact of the program and a program evaluation was conducted after 5 years of operation to explore curriculum refinement., Results and Lessons Learned: The greatest challenges were recruitment of student volunteers, scheduling and coordination, and garnering community interest for secondary activities (e.g., health fairs)., Conclusions: Despite challenges, this partnership has resulted in a successful program that relies on faculty and student volunteers, incorporates community-based participatory research and service learning concepts, and follows Montessori principles.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2022.0051

ISSN: 1557-055X

Doctoral Dissertation

Valuing Complexity in Education-Community Partnerships: SROI as Measurement Framework for Learning Ecosystems

Available from: OhioLINK ETD Center

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Abstract/Notes: In Appalachian Ohio, a grassroots group of citizens across industry sectors have convened to use community assets to create solutions impacting multiple parts of the community system, thus attempting to solve complex rural problems in innovative ways. One intermediary organization, Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C), has implemented community and career connected learning programs as a way to solve problems threatening rural community viability through engaging multiple community stakeholders including the community’s youth. Using an exploratory mixed-methods approach, this study investigated the contributions of stakeholders and the impact to community systems of one community and career connected learning program: high school internships. This study conceptualizes the place-based, cross-sector, bidirectional interactions facilitated by community and career connected learning as a learning ecosystem. Further, this study uses Social Return on Investment (SROI) to quantify impact within the learning ecosystem to communicate and maximize change. This study found for every $1 invested in high school internships, between $13.07–$15.37 of value to social and economic systems is created. The ability to explore career fields through experience in order to eliminate career paths not of interest to them and then to be able to clearly define next steps in career paths that were of interest to them were outcomes valued most by students as stakeholders. Host site stakeholders reported the most valuable impacts to economic and social systems were, respectively, development of a workforce with basic skills and the personal satisfaction of being able to watch a young person in their community grow and develop through the internship period and beyond. For community supporting stakeholders, the most valuable impacts were the increased connection between schools and businesses in the community as well as the potential to reduce outmigration. Repeatedly, participants drew attention to long- term impacts of their contributions to the learning ecosystem as “an investment in the future” of the community, a perspective which matches this study’s SROI measurement framework.

Language: English

Published: Athens, Ohio, 2022

Article

Chiiki shakai to montessōri kyōiku / 地域社会とモンテッソーリ教育 / Local Community and Montessori Education

Publication: Montessori Kyōiku [Montessori Education], no. 29

Pages: 1

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Language: Japanese

ISSN: 0913-4220

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Focusing on Grace and Courtesy in the Hopes of Achieving a More Peaceful Classroom Community

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: Children are at risk of becoming adults who are unable to live, work and thrive together within communities across the United States of America due to lack of respect for themselves, other humans and things in the world which goes along with social courtesies. The researcher was an early childhood education teacher who holds a Montessori certification. For six weeks, the participants in the study were able to focus on Grace and Courtesy lessons in which they participated by observing the teacher modeling care of self, care of others, and care of things with careful attention with, mindful movement, and language. The researcher used pre and post-questionnaires, observations, and questions prepared by the researcher to measure the impact of the Grace and Courtesy lessons. The intervention findings show that focusing on Grace and Courtesy led to a more peaceful learning community. Future research could focus more on the language that promotes a socially respectful environment, a more extended intervention period, and other data collection forms.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2022

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Efficacy of Community Building in Adult Online Learning Environments

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Montessori method of education - Teacher training, Online learning

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Abstract/Notes: This qualitative research study was conducted during synchronous class sessions with adult learners enrolled in an online Montessori teacher education program. The aim was to determine which techniques were being used to facilitate adult learning in an online learning environment. The research collected data through data tools designed to record the observed behaviors of participants engaged in online synchronous class sessions. The data revealed the use of learning techniques beneficial to developing self-confidence, community building, and knowledge acquisition by utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methods. This study can serve as a framework for future research projects focusing on adult learning methods and techniques that will positively impact adult learners’ experience in online learning environments. This study provided evidence that supports techniques that focus on supporting and encouraging adult learners to build self-confidence while cultivating a supportive community of learners. Overall, having synchronous class sessions appear to be beneficial to the building of community, self-confidence of the adult learners, and worthwhile use of time to evaluate the effectiveness of learning in online environments. Synchronous class sessions, accompanied by asynchronous activities of adult learners, are a very effective way of educating future teachers in the Montessori method.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2022

Article

The Best for the Youngest: The Path toward Unity

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 39, no. 2

Pages: 5-27

Access to education, Americas, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Latin American community, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: In this three-part article, Molly O'Shaughnessy gives the first principles that break down the myths of poverty and discusses the actual community partnerships that impact the poverty cycle and make Montessori education accessible for all children. Next, Connie Black writes about the education process and outreach programs at the Montessori Center of Minnesota where interdisciplinary teams engage the entire family to make a positive change in the quality of life. Finally, Roxana Linares describes her center, Centro, which emphasizes health, well-being, family engagement, adolescent (youth) development, adult literacy, self-help, and family cooperatives in a Hispanic community. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Montessori from Birth to Six: In Search of Community Values," Minneapolis, MN, November 7-10, 2013.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Il Congresso Montessori a Oakland: Il metodo educativo della Dr. Montessori discusso ed esaltato dagli insegnanti americani - L'opera della grande educatrice e i suoi frutti

Available from: California Digital Newspaper Collection

Publication: L'Italia (San Francisco, California)

Pages: 4

Americas, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori Congress (Oakland, California, 1915), North America, United States of America

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 2637-5400

Article

American Educational Methods and Some Foreign Innovations

Available from: NewsBank - San Diego Evening Tribune Historical

Publication: San Diego Evening Tribune (San Diego, California)

Pages: 4

Americas, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, North America, Panama-California Exposition (1915, San Diego, California), United States of America

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Language: English

Archival Material Or Collection

Box 10, Folder 7 - Manuscripts, ca. 1921-ca.1966 - "A Visit to Lilliput or An American Montessori School in Action"

Available from: Seattle University

Americas, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Biographic sources, Edwin Mortimer Standing - Writings, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

Archive: Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections

Article

Innovation at AMS [American Montessori Society]

Available from: ProQuest

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 34, no. 4

Pages: 6

⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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