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Article

Fairy Tales and Children

Available from: The Times Educational Supplement Historical Archive - Gale

Publication: The Times Educational Supplement (London, England)

Pages: 640

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Abstract/Notes: Letter to the Editor

Language: English

ISSN: 0040-7887

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Looking Back to the Future: The Current Relevance of Maria Montessori's Ideas About the Spiritual Well-Being of Young Children

Available from: University of South Australia

Publication: The Journal of Student Wellbeing, vol. 2, no. 2

Pages: 1-15

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Abstract/Notes: Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian educator whose ideas and principles have validity in informing, understanding and responding to the challenges faced by contemporary educators . Many of her foundational principles are at the forefront of current educational thinking but are unacknowledged or unknown in mainstream education. It is argued that her ideas and principles about the spiritual wellbeing of young children have validity in the current debate. Montessori saw spirituality as innate in young children, the primary force driving their development and central to their capacity for joyful and deep engagement with their environment. She saw children’s capacity and ability to concentrate deeply as a spiritual pathway to a new level of individual consciousness and connection to the environment. These principles can inform our current thinking, understanding and response to young children’s spirituality. The conditions to bring about, support and protect what Montessori calls ‘concentration’ should be considered in pedagogical responses to the spiritual needs of young children

Language: English

DOI: 10.21913/JSW.v2i2.392

ISSN: 1835-7806

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Peer Effects on Children's Language Achievement During Pre-Kindergarten

Available from: JSTOR

Publication: Child Development, vol. 80, no. 3

Pages: 686-702

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01291.x

ISSN: 0009-3920, 1467-8624

Article

Children's Education and the Future of Humanity

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 34, no. 1

Pages: 9-13

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

The House of Children: Lecture, Kodaikanal, 1944

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 38, no. 1

Pages: 11-19

Maria Montessori - Speeches, addresses, etc., Maria Montessori - Writings, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: This article vividly describes the indoor and outdoor components of what Montessori calls Home Sweet Home. Her vision of a domestic Children's House contains many facets: rooms of varied space, beautiful flooring, gardens that educate and evoke collaboration, and places for year-round exercise. This is a definitive yet rare Montessori article that shows the profound overlap of both natural and man-made spaces in a house designed for children. [Copyright © 1944 Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company. NAMTA would like to express its gratitude to the Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company and the Maria Montessori Archives held at AMI for suggesting this lecture and making it available.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Užsiėmimai Marijos Varnienės "Vaikų nameliuose" / Activities in Marija Varnienė's "Children's Home" - 1931

Available from: ePaveldas

Classroom environments, Europe, Lithuania, Marija Varnienė - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Montessori schools - Photographs, Northern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: Fotografija. Užsiėmimai Marijos Varnienės „Vaikų nameliuose“. Nežinomas fotografas, Kaunas, 1931 m. Nespalvota, horizontalaus formato fotografija lygiais kraštais. Spalvų pažinimo pamoka. Mergaitė dėlioja spalvų korteles. Montessori metodo mokymo priemonėmis (spalvų dėžutės) lavinama chromatiniai pojūčiai. [Photography. Classes in Marija Varnienė's Children's Home. Unknown photographer, Kaunas, 1931 Black-and-white, horizontal-format photography with smooth edges. Color cognition lesson. The girl puts out the color cards. The Montessori method of teaching (color boxes) develops chromatic sensations.]

Language: Lithuanian

Archive: Lietuvos švietimo istorijos muziejus / Museum of Lithuanian Education History (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Article

The Peace Corner at Our Children's House

Publication: Forza Vitale!, vol. 18, no. 2

Pages: 8–9

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Language: English

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I bambini alla conquista di sé con la vita pratica / Niños a la conquista de sí mismos con la vida práctica / Children conquering themselves with the practical life

Available from: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Publication: RELAdEI (Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Infantil), vol. 3, no. 3

Pages: 75-96

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Abstract/Notes: L’autrice studia il campo di applicazione delle attività della «vita pratica» sviluppate da Maria Montessori, che costituiscono i fondamenti principali nella Casa dei Bambini (3-6 anni). Queste sono sovente considerate meno importanti delle altre attività in quanto non sono strettamente congiunte all’apprendimento accademico di base. Dopo averne spiegato le origini, l’autrice presenta varie definizioni, soffermandosi sulla differenza tra i «giochi di far finta» e le attività della vita pratica. Dopo aver commentato le classificazioni più importanti, presenta gli obiettivi che queste attività raggiungono affinché la personalità del bambino si sviluppi in maniera integrale. Ciò viene mostrato tramite numerosi esempi osservati in tutto il mondo. È dimostrato che le attività della «vita pratica» rispondo alle profonde necessità che il bambino ha di muoversi e lavorare facendo uso delle sue grossolane abilità motorie. Si sottolinea il nesso tra questo lavoro e lo sviluppo del pensiero matematico, che mostra come queste attività sviluppano le funzioni esecutive del cervello. Spesso l’adulto, cercando di evitare di far stancare il bambino, produce l’effetto contrario e dunque non gli permette di produrre lavori autentici, come al bambino piacerebbe. Vengono analizzate le preparazioni necessarie dell’ambiente e del modo di presentare queste attività. C’è un interesse particolare nell’analisi e nell’economia dei movimenti, temi prediletti da Maria Montessori. L’autrice descrive anche i principi più importanti che devono guidare la selezione dei materiali, che diversamente da altre aree del lavoro non sono scientifiche e dunque lasciano maggiori opportunità di creatività alle maestre. / La autora investiga el campo de aplicación de las actividades de la “vida práctica” desarrolladas por Maria Montessori, que constituyen la base fundamental en la Casa dei Bambini (3-6 años). Éstas son muchas veces consideradas menos importantes que otras actividades porque no están íntimamente ligadas al aprendizaje académico básico. Después de explicar sus orígenes, la autora presenta varias definiciones, para, a continuación, centrarse en las diferencias entre el “juego simbólico” y las actividades de la vida práctica. Después de comentar las clasificaciones más importantes, se presentan los objetivos que logran estas actividades para que la personalidad del niño se desarrolle de una forma integral. Se ilustra a través de numerosos ejemplos observados en todo el mundo. Está demostrado que las actividades de la “vida práctica” responden a las profundas necesidades que el niño tiene de moverse y trabajar usando sus habilidades motoras gruesas. Se hace hincapié en la conexión entre este trabajo y el desarrollo del pensamiento matemático, que muestra cómo estas actividades desarrollan las funciones ejecutivas del cerebro. Muchas veces el adulto, tratando de evitar cansar al niño, produce el efecto contrario y así, no permite al niño producir trabajos auténticos como al niño le gustaría. Se analiza también la preparación necesaria del ambiente y del modo de presentar estas actividades. Hay un interés particular en el análisis y la economía de movimientos, temas preferidos por Maria Montessori. La autora también describe los principios más importantes que deben guiar la selección de materiales que, en contra de lo que sucede en otras áreas de trabajo no son científicos, por lo tanto, dejan más oportunidades de creatividad a las profesoras. / The author investigates the scope of “Practical Life” activities developed by Maria Montessori that are mainly found in the Children’s House (3-6 years). These are often regarded less important than other activities because they are not closely linked to basic academic learning. After explaining their origin, the author presents several definitions, pausing to focus on the distinction between “pretend” games and practical life activities. After commenting on the major classifications, she presents the objectives that these activities accomplish so that the personality of the child is developed in an integral way. This is illustrated with numerous examples observed from around the world. It is shown that practical life activities respond to the deep needs that the child has to move and work using their gross motor skills. The link between this work and the development of mathematical thinking is also noted, showing how these activities develop the executive functions of the brain. Many times the adult, trying to avoid tiring out the children, produces the opposite effect and therefore does not allow the children to produce authentic work as they would have liked. The necessary preparations of the environment and the way of presenting these activities are analyzed. There is a particular appeal to the analysis and economy of movements, themes that are dear to Maria Montessori. The author also describes the main principles that should guide the choice of materials, which, unlike that of other areas of work, is not scientific and therefore leaves more opportunity for creativity to teachers.

Language: Italian

ISSN: 2255-0666

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Holidays + Children + Toys: Make It a Winning Combination

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

Pages: 12–13

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Nicaragua: Helping Children Since 1981

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: 18

Americas, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Nicaragua, Public Montessori

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Abstract/Notes: El Boletin, September 2000

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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