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Article

City to Host Forum for Montessori Schools: Run-up to 2009 Congress

Available from: ProQuest - Historical Newspapers

Publication: Times of India (Mumbai, India)

Pages: 5

Asia, India, South Asia

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Language: English

Article

Evolution of the Primary Program in Six Kentucky Schools

Available from: ERIC

Publication: Notes from the Field: Education Reform in Rural Kentucky, vol. 6, no. 1

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Abstract/Notes: As part of an 8-year study of education reform in rural Kentucky, this report examines the primary program that has evolved in six rural elementary schools as a result of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), which requires that grades K-3 be replaced by a nongraded program. This change aimed to eliminate failure in the first 2 years of schooling and prepare all children for the fourth grade by allowing them to progress at their own developmental rate. Seven mandates for this primary program included developmentally appropriate practices, multiage and multiability classrooms, continuous progress, authentic assessment, qualitative reporting to parents, professional teamwork, and positive parent involvement. This report discusses the relationship of the primary program to other KERA strands, the study methodology, and findings. Reform implementation was hindered by uneven time lines, lack of guidance from the state department, slow formation and organization of school councils, uncertainties about appropriate instructional practices, and KERA mandates for "critical attributes" of primary classrooms. Primary teachers at all study schools attempted to implement the attributes within the first 2 years upon receiving training and new materials, but program implementation was slowed due to over-emphasis on the critical attributes, legislative adjustments, lack of perceived fit to reforms in grades 4-12, and questions of efficacy. Program development at the local level was influenced by principal's leadership, teacher beliefs, school climate, and local response. Attaining program goals may require reinforcing the intent of the primary program and articulating how teachers can infuse challenging content into the primary program in ways that prepare students to meet state academic expectations. Case studies of four primary schools are included. (SAS)

Language: English

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Die Wiederherstellung von Nachbarschaft. Community Schools: Erfahrungen in England und Ansätze in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Fortwirkung reformpädagogischer Ideen

Book Title: Die Schulen der Reformpädagogik heute [Progressive Education Schools Today]

Pages: 383-390

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Language: German

Published: Düsseldorf, Germany: Schwann, 1986

ISBN: 3-590-14480-7 978-3-590-14480-4

Article

Montessori Schools; Mme. Montessori Tells of the Spread of Her Teachings

Publication: New York Times (New York, New York)

Pages: 10

Maria Montessori - Writings

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Language: English

ISSN: 0362-4331

Book

Active Learning: Positive Impact for Schools and Democratic Society

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Abstract/Notes: The concept of active learning is analyzed in terms of its place in the democratic school. Defined is the meaning of an effective democracy and active learning. The relationship of participation to democracy is analyzed in terms of effectiveness. Ownership and empowerment are the keys to participatory democracy. Several educators' philosophies are examined: Maria Montessori, Benjamin Bloom, and J. Goodlad. Student preparation for a democractic society is one purpose for the active learning project. Appended are 14 references. ERIC Number ED307702

Language: English

Published: Ohio: [s.n.], 1989

Book

The Multigrade Classroom: A Resource Handbook for Small, Rural Schools

Available from: ERIC

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Abstract/Notes: This handbook was written to review current research on multigrade instruction, to identify key issues faced by multigrade classroom teachers, and to offer novice teachers a set of resource guides for improving instructional quality. The first chapter reviews previous research on multigrade instruction. It addresses questions regarding the effect of multigrade instruction on student performance and the training needed to teach in a multigrade classroom. The other chapters of the handbook cover topic areas considered essential for effective multigrade instruction: (1) classroom organization; (2) classroom management and discipline; (3) instructional organization and curriculum; (4) instrucational delivery and grouping; (5) self-directed learning; and (6) planning and using peer tutoring. Each chapter presents background information, basic concepts and principles, sample schedules, classroom layouts, instructional strategies, and further resources for multigrade teaching. Each chapter

Language: English

Published: Portland, Oregon: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Sep 1989

Book

Evaluation of the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option (K-6) Pupil Progress Report: Executive Summary

Americas, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori schools, Public Montessori, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Parents and guardians of children in the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option Program for kindergartners through sixth graders were surveyed. Parents and guardians were surveyed on: (1) the pupil progress report, which was used on a pilot basis during the 1988-89 school year; (2) the Montessori method; (3) strengths and weaknesses of the program; and (4) changes the program needed. Questionnaires were sent to the households of 536 pupils and to 50 school staff members in the 3 Montessori Option elementary schools. Parents and guardians replied positively to 25 closed-ended questions; were neutral about none; and responded negatively to four. School staff replied positively to 27; were neutral about none; and responded negatively to two. Parents and guardians expressed concern about more than 46 survey-related topics. Parent-initiated topics included: competitiveness and comparison between students, curriculum design and development, learning environments, parent-teacher conferences, program expansion, public school use of Montessori philosophy, and staff certification and training. School staff expressed concern about classroom mangagement, instructional materials, parent involvement, parent-teacher conferences, skills and knowledge analysis, student progress, and the district-wide testing program. Questions and responses (along a Likert-type scale) are provided for parents and school staff members.

Language: English

Published: Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Public Schools, 1989

Volume: 1 of 3

Book

Changing Faces of Reform: Proceedings, Eighteenth Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference (October 27-28, 1996) [Manhattan, Kansas]

Available from: ERIC

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Abstract/Notes: This proceedings contains abstracts of 21 presentations. Titles and presenters are: "Teaching and Learning in Multiage Classrooms" (Laura Blevins and others); "Leadership, School Reform and the Rural School Superintendent" (Mike Boone); "Teaching English as a Second Language from Theory to Practice" (Mingsheng Dai); "A Guide for Central Office Leaders for Implementing Systemic Continuous Improvement" (Kathy Dale, Alfred P. Wilson); "The Greening of a School District" (Kathy Dale, Alfred P. Wilson); "Character Construction Crew" (Bob Goodwin and others); "What the 'Arts in Education' Program Can Do for Your School: The Case of Wayne Wildcat" (Jim Hillesheim, Eric Hayashi, Wayne Wildcat); "After School Achievement" (Scott Hills); "Stakeholders' Evaluation of Rural/Small Schools" (Jerry G. Horn); "Preparing for the Changing Workplace: Helping Students Learn To Manage Their Careers" (Kenneth F. Hughey); "Communicating on the Web: Designing Pages for Visual Clarity" (Nancy Nelson Knupfer and others); "Harnessing the Internet: Applying Its Power to Rural Schools" (Nancy Nelson Knupfer); "Creating Cross-Platform Multimedia: Potentials and Pitfalls" (Judy E. Mahoney, William J. Rust); "The Increase of Anti-Social Behavior and Its Effect on Rural Classrooms" (Marjorie B. Pace, J. E. Potterfield); "Ethnic Groups, Diversity and Multicultural Understanding" (Richard Rangel); "Preparing Rural School Administrators" (Jan Reynolds); "Ethical Considerations of Internet Access" (Tweed W. Ross); "Alternate Education in Rural Communities" (Kerry Sachetta, David Rockers);"Developing Responsible Students: A Team Approach" (Frank Shaughnessy); "Population Change and Its Effect on Rural and Small Schools" (G. Kent Stewart); and "Process Skills in Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum" (Sally J. Yahnke). Presenters' institutional affiliations are included. (SV)

Language: English

Published: [S.I.]: [s.n.], Oct 1996

Report

Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program: A Longitudinal Study of the Experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools

Available from: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)

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Language: English

Published: Alexandria, Virginia, 2003

Report

English Language Learners and Special Education Students in Montessori Schools: The Case for Push-In Services

Available from: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)

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Abstract/Notes: Both education research and federal mandates point toward the desirability of well-implemented inclusion programs for English language learners (ELLs) and special education students. Within an inclusion model, bringing interventionists to the general education classroom, rather than separating students for support services, is increasingly viewed as an optimal model for supporting students with special educational needs. The logic of the Montessori method uniquely situates its classrooms both to support and benefit from a push-in model of special education and ELL instruction.

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C., 2016

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