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Article

Another 13 Schools Join MANZ

Publication: Montessori NewZ, vol. 12

Pages: 1

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Language: English

Article

Standards for Montessori schools

Publication: Montessori News

Pages: 2

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Language: English

ISSN: 0889-6720

Book

Play and Creative Drawing in Preschool: A Comparative Study of Montessori and Public Preschools in Kenya

Africa, Comparative education, East Africa, Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: When children enter preschool or kindergarten, they often seem to bring a spirit of wonder, great curiosity, and a spontaneous drive to explore, experiment and manipulate playfully and originally. Learning environments have been perceived to have the dual role of promoting as well as killing creativity. This has been attributed to the fact that as a child progresses through school years, teaching and learning become more dominant as play and self-exploration are stifled. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between play and creative drawing in Kenyan preschool children. A comparative study of the Montessori and the traditional public school system was carried out 48 preschool children between the ages of 4 and 6. Half were enrolled in Montessori while the other half in public schools Kenya. Through a qualitative design by the use of the Test of Creative Thinking Drawing Production (TCT-DP) (Urban & Jellen, 1996), and Rubin’s (2001) Play Observation Scale analyses were carried out. Independent sample t tests, Pearson product moment correlations and stepwise hierarchical multiple regressions were computed to determine whether interactions and differences in social play, cognitive play and creative drawing performance were apparent between Montessori and traditional public preschools. Statistically significant results were obtained indicating that Montessori children engaged in cognitive play more than public preschool children and had higher scores on creativity than public preschool children. In addition, age differences in social play as well as in creativity scores were found. However, no gender differences were apparent in social play, cognitive play or in creativity scores.

Language: English

Published: Munich, Germany: Herbert Utz Verlag, 2013

ISBN: 978-3-8316-4284-7

Book Section

The Study of Metrics in Elementary Schools

Book Title: The Advanced Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to the Education of Children from Seven to Eleven Years: The Montessori Elementary Material

Pages: 357-378

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Language: English

Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Montessori Pierson Publishing Company, 2017

ISBN: 978-90-79506-28-6

Series: The Montessori Series , 13

Volume: 2 of 2

Book Section

Research on Montessori Schools

, Bruce B. Frey (Editor)

Book Title: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

Montessori method of education - Research, Montessori schools

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Language: English

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2018

Master's Thesis

Montessori and Religious Education in Western Cape Preschools

Available from: University of Cape Town

Africa, Catholic schools, Comparative education, Jewish religious schools, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Religious education, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: The debate about whether or not religious education should be included in early childhood education is a longstanding one. Even those who believe that Religious education should be included in early childhood programs cannot agree about the content or method for including it. The phenomenon of religious education in Montessori pre-primary schools in the Western Cape Province of South Africa is explored in this study, using a qualitative research approach. More specifically, the study explored the goals of their religious education; the level of awareness of Montessori's approach to religious education and finally looked at how they were implementing religion in their schools. A sample of 4 pre-schools were selected from the 90 Montessori pre-schools in the Western Cape. These included a Non-Denominational, Muslim, Christian and a Jewish School. The Muslim and Non-Denominational schools are full Montessori schools, while the Christian and Jewish schools have incorporated Montessori alongside other curriculums, namely the Jubilee Excellence School Curriculum and Reggio-Emilia approach, respectively. A collective case study approach was adopted and data was collected through observations and interviews. While the findings cannot easily be generalized, it is significant in providing a starting point to understanding the phenomenon of religious education in Montessori pre-schools in the Western Cape. The study highlighted Dr Montessori's personal and professional struggle with religion and found that the struggles Dr Montessori faced in terms of Religion have still not been resolved today. The schools in the Western Cape still grappled with the essence of Montessori's struggle, i.e. where to place religion and how to integrate it in the Montessori method and philosophy. Dr Montessori's beliefs about the importance of spirituality in the early years were found to be consistent with the contemporary views of scholars around the world. The religious schools followed guidelines of their own religions when deciding on which values to focus on. At the Jewish school, the focus was on the community, while at the Muslim school the focus was on the individual and selfetiquette. The focus of the Christian school was on discipline and obedience. The schools had various commitments to spiritual and ethical development of the children. Finally, the study found that the Montessori method was ideal for teaching the practices of religion, but when schools delved into issues of faith or love of God, they switched to other modes of teaching (e.g. preaching). This disjuncture between teaching faith and practices was ultimately Dr Montessori's reason for abolishing religious education from her method.

Language: English

Published: Cape Town, South Africa, 2017

Article

Montessori Schools [Letters to the Editor]

Available from: ProQuest - Women's Magazine Archive

Publication: Parents, vol. 68, no. 4

Pages: 11

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Language: English

ISSN: 1083-6373

Book

The Schools of Herman Hertzberger / Alle Scholen

Architecture, Europe, Herman Hertzberger - Works, Holland, Montessori schools, Netherlands, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: Herman Hertzberger designs schools to function like cities. Schools and cities, he contends, can be read in many ways and are challenging, inspirational and inviting. School is where you can withdraw and adopt a position with respect to others, where you learn to take a place in society. Besides a presentation of Hertzberger's 30-plus built schools and a number of unbuilt ones, the sociologist Abram de Swaan addresses Hertzberger's work in an essay, discussing how school architecture impacts the social development of children. De Swaan pays tribute to Hertzberger as a pre-eminently 'sociological' architect. Includes details related to various Montessori schools projects: De Jordaan (Amsterdam); De Eilanden (Amsterdam); Montessori College Oost (Amsterdam); Delft Montessori School (Delft, Netherlands); De Eilanden (Amdsterdam, unrealized).

Language: Dutch, English

Published: Rotterdam, The Netherlands: 010 Publishers, 2009

ISBN: 978-90-6450-646-8

Conference Paper

Exploring the Role of Montessori Pedagogy on Students in Early Childhood Schools with Saudi Arabia

Available from: IATED Digital Library

11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

Asia, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Western Asia

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Abstract/Notes: This study explores the role of Montessori pedagogy for early childhood pupils in Saudi Arabian. In order to fulfil this aim, this study collected data from a sample of 12 teachers in different five schools in order to explore their attitudes towards the adoption of Montessori pedagogy in early childhood schools. Two types of data collection methods (i.e. interviews and questionnaire) were used in this study. The numeric data collected from the questionnaire was analysed statistically and the textual data collected from interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicate that teachers believe that using Montessori Pedagogy can help students in early childhood as it enhances their learning quality and performance. Furthermore, using Montessori pedagogy is preferable among teachers of younger ages. However, an efficient adoption of Montessori pedagogy requires sufficient experience from the teachers in using this pedagogy. Other factors that influence the attitudes of teachers towards using Montessori pedagogy include availability of specialist support and the existence of training courses for teachers. In regard to limitations, the results of this study cannot be generalized to the whole population due to the small size of sample adopted in this research.

Language: English

Published: Palma, Spain: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2019

Pages: 5362-5362

DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1316

ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4

Book

Montessori-Schulen und ihre Didaktik [Montessori Schools and Their Didactics]

Europe, Germany, Harald Ludwig - Writings, Montessori materials, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Western Europe

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Abstract/Notes: mit Beiträgen zur Didaktik in Montessori-Grundschulen von Gerhard Brand, P. Drücke, Th. Helmle, Michael Klein-Landeck, G. Moskopp, S. Werner, Hans Wilms, P. Wöbcke-Helmle.

Language: German

Published: Baltmannsweiler, Germany: Schneider-Verlag Hohengehren, 2008

Edition: 2nd ed.

ISBN: 978-3-8340-0334-8 3-8340-0334-4

Series: Basiswissen Grundschule , 15

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