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Article

Artistic Expression and the Unfolding Self: Expressive Adults, Expressive Children

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 24, no. 3

Pages: 5-18

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: Discusses the role of Montessori education in developing lifelong skills for creativity. Considers self-expression the key to recovering human authenticity and spirit. Urges teachers and parents to develop this inner self in themselves and their children as a barrier against contemporary materialism, hurried life, and alienation caused by high-tech communications, suggesting a new definition of creativity. (JPB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Children and Community Life

Available from: Internet Archive

Publication: The Western Comrade, vol. 3, no. 2

Pages: 15-19

Americas, Llano del Rio Colony, Montessori method of education, North America, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

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The Magic School Bus Dilemma: How Fantasy Affects Children’s Learning from Stories

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 210

Pages: Article 105212

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Fantasy in children

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Abstract/Notes: Although children’s books often include fantasy, research suggests that children do not learn as well from fantastical stories as from realistic ones. The current studies investigated whether the type of fantasy matters, in effect testing two possible mechanisms for fantasy’s interference. Across two studies, 110 5-year-olds were read different types of fantastical stories containing a problem and then were asked to solve an analogous problem in a real lab setting. Children who were read a minimally fantastical version of the story, in which the story occurred on another planet “that looked just like Earth,” were no more likely to transfer the solution than children who heard a story that was slightly more fantastical in that the story occurred on another planet and that planet looked different from Earth (e.g., orange grass, a green sky). In contrast, significantly higher rates of learning were observed when the story contained those elements and two physically impossible events (e.g., walking through walls). Furthermore, this improvement was obtained only when the impossible events preceded, and not when they followed, the educational content. Although fantasy may sometimes detract from learning (as other research has shown), these new studies suggest that minimal fantasy does not and that particular types of fantasy may even increase learning. We propose that the mechanism for this may be that a small dose of impossible events induces deeper processing of the subsequent events in the story.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105212

ISSN: 0022-0965

Article

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

Book

Mathematics for Montessori Children

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Language: English

Published: River Forest, Illinois: Montessori Publications, n.d.

Article

Geometry in the Children's House

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2006, no. 2

Pages: 14–22

Geometry, Maria Montessori - Writings, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools

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Abstract/Notes: excerpts from Psicogeometria

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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Le Case dei bambini nella Calabria di inizio Novecento attraverso l’Archivio Storico dell’ANIMI / Montessori’s Children’s Houses in Calabria at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century in the Historic Archive of the ANIMI

Available from: Rivista di Storia dell’Educazione

Publication: Rivista di Storia dell’Educazione, vol. 8, no. 2

Pages: 97-107

Associazione Nazionale per gli Interessi del Mezzogiorno d’Italia (ANIMI), Europe, Italy, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: The birth of Montessori’s Case dei Bambini (“Children’s Houses”) and the adoption of her innovative teaching method constitute an interesting chapter in the renewal of educational practices in Italy in the early years of the 20th century. Spreading from North to South, the biggest impact was felt where the social question was most acute. Milan, Rome and Città di Castello (the location of the Villa Montesca belonging to Leopoldo Franchetti and his wife Alice Hallgarten), together with very small communities such as those of Ferruzzano and Saccuti in the province of Reggio Calabria, were ideal contexts in which to test the assumptions of Maria Montessori’s approach to pedagogy. Specifically, this paper examines the experience of the Children’s Houses and nursery schools set up in Calabria by the Associazione Nazionale per gli Interessi del Mezzogiorno d’Italia (ANIMI, the National Association for the Interests of the Italian Mezzogiorno). The use of partly unpublished materials kept in the Association’s Historic Archive makes it possible to reconstruct the enthusiasm for the Montessori method of some teachers who were not from Calabria and to assess its positive effects on the children, who were among the country’s most neglected, often condemned to a series of privations. 

Language: Italian

DOI: 10.36253/rse-10369

ISSN: 2532-2818

Article

Montessori and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 33, no. 2

Pages: 68–75

Autism in children, Children with disabilities, Inclusive education, Montessori method of education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Supporting Elementary Children in Crisis

Available from: ERIC

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 42, no. 2

Pages: 193-247

Early childhood education, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Abstract/Notes: "Just as every child is human, every child, no matter the circumstances, deserves an education that promotes his or her development to the fullest human potential." Using Cornerstone Montessori, a public Montessori school, as a case study, Liesl Taylor sets out to show the importance and impact that the Montessori approach can have on the lives of children in crisis. Using many specific examples, she highlights how to support elementary children in crisis through an understanding and commitment to the characteristics of the child of this age. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Children on the Edge: Creating a Path for Happy, Healthy Development," January 12-15, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Article

Helping Children to Help Themselves Dressing and Undressing

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 23, no. 5

Pages: 19–20

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Abstract/Notes: includes photo

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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