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Teachers' and University Students' Evaluation of Chosen Didactic Materials According to the Maria Montessori Pedagogy / Učiteljska i studentska procjena odabranoga didaktičkog materijala prema pedagogiji Marije Montessori

Available from: University of Zagreb

Publication: Croatian Journal of Education - Hrvatski časopis za odgoj i obrazovanje, vol. 17, no. 3

Pages: 755-782

Cosmic education, Croatia, Europe, Mathematics, Montessori materials, Montessori schools, Southern Europe

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Abstract/Notes: The goal of this research was to explore teachers' and university students' perceptions of material, cognitive and affective-motivational characteristics as well as the acceptance of didactic materials used in Montessori schools. It has been found that both teachers and university students are not familiar enough with alternative pedagogical concepts and believe there's an insufficient number of them in Croatia. While teachers prefer Cosmic Education and Mathematics materials, university students like Language Education materials more, although teachers show more willingness to use Language Education materials in teaching whereas university students use Cosmic Education materials more readily. Both university students and teachers find it most demanding to make Cosmic Education materials, but they also believe such materials to be most concrete. The results have shown that both university students and teachers are more willing to use in teaching such positively evaluated examples of Montessori didactic materials, which have been explored in this research, when they believe them to be valuable, desirable, necessary and useful.

Language: Croatian, English

DOI: 10.15516/cje.v17i3.1054

ISSN: 1848-5189, 1848-5197

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Study: Lamination Materials, Shape Matter

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 19, no. 3

Pages: 14

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Buyer Beware: Some Guidelines for Purchasing Ready-Made Classroom Materials for Science Studies

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 19, no. 1

Pages: 14

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Durable Materials: Low Price at What Cost?

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 19, no. 1

Pages: 19

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Recent Arrivals [New books, materials]

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 17, no. 4

Pages: 30

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Resource Updates [Materials, books, in Spanish]

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 16, no. 4

Pages: 28

Public Montessori

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Materials from South Africa...Instantly: Internet Connection Can Fetch Items and Build International Links

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 13, no. 3

Pages: 14-15

Africa, Public Montessori, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Internet Site Lets Students 'Manipulate' Materials

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

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 24

Public Montessori

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Abstract/Notes: Also: other sites for students and teachers

Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

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Creating High-Quality Early Childhood Education in Rwanda: Teacher Dispositions, Child-Centred Play, and Culturally Relevant Materials

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: Early Child Development and Care, vol. 190, no. 15

Pages: 2437-2448

Africa, Culturally responsive teaching, East Africa, Rwanda, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Abstract/Notes: Overcoming challenges to quality early education in developing nations, TEACH Rwanda, one high-performing education system, offers a model of childhood learning through sensitive teacher dispositions, child-centred play, and culturally relevant materials. This manuscript provides a unique window into the practices of a quality early childhood system in Rwanda and articulates how these high-quality approaches to early childhood education can be executed successfully in developing nations with limited resources. The guidelines for practice and illustrations from real classrooms are relevant for a range of educators around the world. One key to success is the programmes’ homegrown professional development approach featuring Rwandans teaching Rwandans, which builds capacity within the system. The professional development description encourages administrators and directors to establish such programmes which can successfully build capacity and sustainability within their schools.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1578760

ISSN: 0300-4430, 1476-8275

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Effects of Practical Life Materials on Kindergartners' Fine Motor Skills

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Early Childhood Education Journal, vol. 30, no. 1

Pages: 9-13

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Abstract/Notes: A pretest-posttest control group design was used to measure the effect of practical life materials on public school kindergarten children's fine motor skill development over a 6-month period. The dependent measure was a penny posting test. More than 50 different sets of activities were provided to the experimental group (n = 101). Teachers coached students in following specific steps to use tweezers, tongs, and spoons to manipulate a variety of objects. Students then employed the materials during center time in their classrooms. Although experimental and control group teachers reported equal amounts of fine motor activity in their classrooms, significant interaction effects were found indicating the experimental group outperformed the control on the posttest measure. An overall effect size of 0.74 indicates that the type of fine motor activity is important in children's development.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016533729704

ISSN: 1082-3301, 1573-1707

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