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Effect of Nutritional Status on Academic Performance of Montessori Children (6 to 9 Years)
Available from: International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research
Publication: International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research (IJFMR), vol. 5, no. 4
Date: July/Aug 2023
Abstract/Notes: Introduction: Nutrition is a fundamental pillar of human life, health and development across the entire life span. Nutritional status is directly influenced by food intake and the occurrence of infections. Academic performance, intellectual development, and school attendance of the children and school going children is adversely affected by under nutrition. Primary school is an important stage in the development of consciousness and personality of the child (1). Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of nutritional status on academic performance of school going children. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Budhanilkantha Municipality, Kathmandu. Anthropometric measurement was analyzed by using Gomez classification and Water low classification methods among 61 of the respondents. Findings: Among the total sample population, the prevalence of stunting, underweight, and wasting were 31%, 39.2%, and 36% respectively. The academic performance of the school-going children was 54.1% excellent, 39.3% good, and 6.6% satisfactory. Factors such as Age category (P=0.04), Mostly skip meals (P=0.008), Source of drinking water (P=0.006), Cause of Malnutrition (P=0.0089), Protein intake (P=0.004) and Fat intake (P=0.017) were found to be statistically significant with nutritional status (MUAC) of children. Factors such as, mostly skip meals (P=0.002), meat consumed per week (P=0.001), Source of drinking water (P=0.006), Total calorie intake (P=0.019) were found to be statically significant with underweight of children. Factors such as Religion (P=0.027), Father Education (P=0.010), Protein intake (P=0.033), and sweet consumption (P=0.007) were found to be statistically significant with academic performance of children. Conclusion: It is concluded that under nutrition (stunting and underweight) among children attending primary school is found prevalence and the academic performance of children is not associated with nutritional status.
Effects of Montessori Education on the Academic, Cognitive, and Social Development of Disadvantaged Preschoolers: A Randomized Controlled Study in the French Public-School System
Available from: Wiley Online Library
Publication: Child Development, vol. 92, no. 5
Date: Sep/Oct 2021
Academic achievement, Cognitive development, Europe, France, Montessori method of education, Montessori method of education - Evaluation, Montessori schools, Public Montessori, Social development, Western Europe, Work periods
Abstract/Notes: Previous research on Montessori preschool education is inconsistent and prone to analytic flexibility. In this preregistered study, disadvantaged preschoolers in a French public school were randomly assigned to either conventional or Montessori classrooms, with the latter being adapted to French public education. Adaptations included fewer materials, shorter work periods, and relatively limited Montessori teacher training. Cross-sectional analyses in kindergarten (N = 176; Mage = 5–6) and longitudinal analyses over the 3 years of preschool (N = 70; Mage = 3–6) showed that the adapted Montessori curriculum was associated with outcomes comparable to the conventional curriculum on math, executive functions, and social skills. However, disadvantaged kindergarteners from Montessori classrooms outperformed their peers on reading (d = 0.68). This performance was comparable to that of advantaged children from an accredited Montessori preschool.
ISSN: 0009-3920, 1467-8624
Beyond Executive Functions, Creativity Skills Benefit Academic Outcomes: Insights from Montessori Education
Available from: PLoS Journals
Publication: PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 11
Date: Nov 2019
Abstract/Notes: Studies have shown scholastic, creative, and social benefits of Montessori education, benefits that were hypothesized to result from better executive functioning on the part of those so educated. As these previous studies have not reported consistent outcomes supporting this idea, we therefore evaluated scholastic development in a cross-sectional study of kindergarten and elementary school-age students, with an emphasis on the three core executive measures of cognitive flexibility, working memory update, and selective attention (inhibition). Two hundred and one (201) children underwent a complete assessment: half of the participants were from Montessori settings, while the other half were controls from traditional schools. The results confirmed that Montessori participants outperformed peers from traditional schools both in academic outcomes and in creativity skills across age groups and in self-reported well-being at school at kindergarten age. No differences were found in global executive functions, except working memory. Moreover, a multiple mediations model revealed a significant impact of creative skills on academic outcomes influenced by the school experience. These results shed light on the possibly overestimated contribution of executive functions as the main contributor to scholastic success of Montessori students and call for further investigation. Here, we propose that Montessori school-age children benefit instead from a more balanced development stemming from self-directed creative execution.
Montessoripedagogiikan kokeilu ala-asteella: lukuvuosi 1984-1985 [An experiment in Montessori pedagogy in primary school: the academic year 1984-1985]
Published: Helsinki, Finland: Kouluhallitus, 1986
ISBN: 951-860-044-9 978-951-860-044-5
Using Storytelling as a Strategy to Teach Indonesian to the First Grade Students of CHRISTMAS Elementary School Kupang in Academic Year 2022/2023
Available from: Academic Journal of Educational Sciences
Publication: Academic Journal of Educational Sciences, vol. 7, no. 1
Date: Jun 2023
Abstract/Notes: The world of education in Kupang is improving to implement an education system that is considered capable of meeting global challenges. Starting from the design of curriculum, the application of English in daily life, to the learning methods adapted to the implementation of primary and secondary education in developed countries. Christian Montessori School (CHRISTMAS) is one of the International schools in Kupang. The use of English in daily life both in class and during recess at school from kindergarten, elementary school to junior high school is very helpful for children facing global challenges. The aims of this research are formulated as follows (i) to identify strengths and weaknesses of using storytelling as a strategy to teach Indonesian of CHRISTMAS elementary school Kupang in academic year 2022/2023.(ii) to identify opportunities and threats of using storytelling as a strategy to teach Indonesian of CHRISTMAS elementary school Kupang in academic year 2022/2023. The subjects of this study were the first grade students of CHRISTMAS elementary school Kupang. The Researcher collects data by observing, interviewing, and analyzing documents. After that, the researcher did a reflection of the teaching strategy. Based on the result of this research, the researcher found that there are some strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to using storytelling as a strategy to teach Indonesian to the first grade students of CHRISTMAS elementary school Kupang. So the result of this study was applied by students filling out the answer sheets first to express their main ideas. Students will learn the lesson using English in the classroom. Keywords: storytelling, elementary school, first grade students, strengths and weaknesses, opportunity and threats. ? CITATIONS ? Total citations ? Recent citations n/a Field Citation Ratio n/a Relative Citation Ratio
ISSN: 2654-5624, 2654-5969
An Evaluation of the Relationship between Academic Performance and Physical Fitness Measures in City Montessori Schools
Available from: Social Science Research Network
Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between academic achievement and physical fitness in City Montessori Schools. Data from the academic year 2004-2005 Fitnessgram were compared to reading, mathematics and science scores on the Health Standards Test (CST) of 253 elementary schools in the Orange County School District. Physical education teachers from the 10 lowest scoring and 10 highest scoring schools were interviewed regarding content of the physical education classes in their school. Simple correlation coefficients revealed a positive linear relationship between academic scores and physical fitness scores. The interview with the teachers revealed that most of the 10 lowest scoring schools did not have a designated physical education teacher. All of the 10 highest scoring schools had designated physical education teachers and followed the physical education guidelines recommended by the Lucknow Education Board.
Published: Rochester, New York, Mar 27, 2013
An Academic Preschool for Disadvantaged Children: Conclusions from Evaluation Studies
Available from: Books to Borrow @ Internet Archive
Book Title: Preschool Programs for the Disadvantaged: Five Experimental Approaches to Early Childhood Education: Proceedings of the First Annual Hyman Blumberg Symposium on Research in Early Childhood Education
Children with disabilities, Conferences, Developmentally disabled children, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Hyman Blumberg Symposium on Research in Early Childhood Education (1st, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1971), Inclusive education, Preschool children, Preschool education, Special education
Published: Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972
ISBN: 978-0-8018-1370-2 0-8018-1370-0
Italian Academic Pedagogical Magazines in the History of Education in the XX Century
Available from: Pedagógiatörténeti Szemle
Publication: Pedagógiatörténeti Szemle, vol. 1, no. 4
Abstract/Notes: This paper aims to reconstruct the main strands of Italian educational thought using academic pedagogical magazines as a mirror for scientific and political developments through the years. I shall follow a chronological order, indicating the main changes which have occurred in Italy since its unification, concentrating on cultural turns and academic shifts. Pedagogical and school magazines have been the object of quite a number of extensive historical works, followed by other studies on school and educational publishing houses. Giorgio Chiosso has been the leading figure in this research for many years, having directed national projects in pedagogical journals and publishing houses, which have provided important historical tools, such as the catalogues of Italian school and educational magazines 1820-1945 (Chiosso, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997) and the catalogues of Italian pedagogical publishing houses in the XIX and XX centuries (Chiosso, 2003a, 2008). Whilst the pedagogical magazines before and after unification have been carefully catalogued, the educational journals of Republican Italy have yet to be researched. An updated short biography and bibliography of the quoted educationalists can be found in the recent biographical dictionary directed by Chiosso and Sani (2013).
Four Seventh Grade Students Who Qualify for Academic Intervention Services in Mathematics Learning Multi-Digit Multiplication with the Montessori Checkerboard
Available from: ERIC
Publication: Teaching Exceptional Children Plus (TECPlus), vol. 4, no. 3
Date: Jan 2008
Pages: Article 2
Abstract/Notes: This article describes the positive impact of Montessori manipulative materials on four seventh grade students who qualified for academic intervention services because of previous low state test scores in mathematics. This mathematics technique for teaching multi-digit multiplication uses a placemat-sized quilt with different color-coded squares for place value, color-coded bead bars for representing digits, and small numeral tiles in a procedure related to lattice multiplication. The article presents a brief introduction to the Montessori approach to learning, an overview of Montessori mathematics, and an explanation of the Checkerboard for Multiplication with related multiplication manipulatives. Pretest/posttest results of the four students indicated that all increased their understandings of multiplication. The results of an attitude survey showed students improved in enjoyment, perceived knowledge, and confidence in solving multiplication problems. (Contains 19 figures and 5 tables.)
Doctoral Dissertation (Ed.D.)
The Effects of a Preschool Program on Kindergarten Achievements
Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses
Abstract/Notes: Funding for Preschool programs has currently become a political agenda being debated in our nation. It is important to give our children an early start to education regardless of socioeconomic status, as it can be beneficial to them as they grow. This study will provide evidence to sway our politicians to fund preschool programs as they positively affect children in their kindergarten year. Historical Teaching Strategies Gold assessment data of 84 randomly selected kindergarten students will provide evidence of the effects of a preschool program. This data was collected from a year in kindergarten and consists of students that have attended a preschool in-district program, students who have attended a Head Start and outsider provider preschool program, and students who have no preschool education. Although this study did not have a significant difference among the groups, the researcher found that students who have attended an in-district preschool program made better positive gains throughout their kindergarten year than students who attended a Head Start and outside provider preschool program and those students who did not have a preschool education.
Published: Jersey City, New Jersey, 2022