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Participants, Publicity and Schools: Elements in the Diffusion of American Montessori Education

Publication: American Montessori Society Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: 1-16

Americas, Montessori method of education - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Montessori method of education - History, Montessori movement, North America, United States of America

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Language: English

ISSN: 0277-9064

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City news in brief

Available from: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Publication: Times of India (Mumbai, India)

Pages: 5

Asia, India, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Montessori organizations - India, South Asia

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Abstract/Notes: The birth centenary of Dr. Maria Montessori was celebrated by some associations and educational institutions in Bombay on Monday.

Language: English

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Grace - The Felicity of Being

Publication: Montessori Articles (Montessori Australia Foundation)

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Language: English

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Tuition Reciprocity, an Update

Publication: Forza Vitale!, vol. 16, no. 1

Pages: 5

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Abstract/Notes: Employee tuition benefits transferrable under inter-school agreement

Language: English

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San Remo Lectures: Lecture I, The Creative Capacity of Early Childhood

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2003, no. 2-3

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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School of the Month: Casa de Los Ninos, Mexico City, Mexico

Publication: AMI/USA Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 8

Pages: 3-4

Americas, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation

Education as a Tool for Social Change: Case Study of an Arizona Inner-City Charter School

Available from: University of San Francisco

Social transformation

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Abstract/Notes: It is a very difficult task to provide adequate education in the United States for children living in an inner-city environment, with problems of poverty, minority status, drugs, crime, gangs, suicide, despair, and many single-parent households. This is a Case Study of how one Arizona inner-city poverty community has risen to answer these educational demands for its children through a Montessori theory-based Charter Pre-12 school. The 650 student population served in this school is approximately 80% Hispanic American, 12% African American, and 8% Native, Asian and European American. Data were gathered from extensive interviews, observations, and document analysis. They were analyzed and evaluated in three ways: first, according to a literature review of the educational theories of Maria Montessori, then according to those of Paulo Freire, and lastly, according to a review of Charter school books, articles, and government documents available up to January of 2000. The results were an in-depth description of first, the history of this community's needs, its struggle to establish and fund the school, then the resulting educational program which it developed and implemented, and lastly, the community's positive evaluation of it's efforts. The curriculum described had extensive use of ESL and cultural appreciation programs, hands-on student initiated and student-implemented programs, integrated curriculum and critical thinking programs, job-skills related programs, self-esteem and character development programs, and Sustainable Systems Ecology Education demonstration programs. All these findings were presented in a manner which could be useful to other Administrators, who might desire to use this school's example to begin or to improve their own programs for a similarly disadvantaged inner-city population. Conclusions were that after five years of operation, this community empowerment school has indeed found methods, curriculum and programs that have successfully helped to meet the emotional, cultural, moral, and educational needs of the children in this particular poverty community. Conclusions were also that this community's experiences are valuable and appropriate for examination by other prospective Charter school Administrators from similar communities.

Language: English

Published: San Francisco, California, 2000

Doctoral Dissertation

Balancing Act: Race and the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools, 1949–1999

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: Public school integration has been a wrenching process in a number of American cities during the last half of the twentieth century. In few cities, however, has the process been so heavily litigated, so rife with controversy, so costly, so lengthy, or, ultimately, yielded results so mixed as in Kansas City, Missouri. This dissertation analyzes the troubled course of integration in the Kansas City public schools and the numerous forces that influenced that course. In short, this dissertation is a case study of one district's struggle to formulate an integrated school system and the manner in which changing legal standards, shifting demographic patterns, pressure from various community groups, financial limitations, and other political considerations have shaped public policy choices regarding integration in the Kansas City schools. During the fifty year period between 1949 and 1999, racial issues have figured prominently, and at times dominated, the policy making process in the Kansas City schools. In 1955 the city's public schools were integrated, but the extent of integration produced by the initial desegregation plan failed to satisfy the black community and the district faced several lawsuits seeking additional steps to promote integration. The paucity of integration in the Kansas City schools also drew criticism from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In the mid-1970s, under pressure from HEW, school officials in Kansas City initiated a busing plan that produced more extensive integration. However, by the mid-1980s, the school district was again a defendant in a desegregation suit. The school district was found liable for the vestiges of segregation that remained in the public schools and a sweeping remedy was ordered by the court. in a series of rulings announced in the mid-1980s, the district court approved a remedy providing for educational enhancements, massive improvements to the district's schools, and the establishment of the nation's most expansive and expensive magnet schools system for purposes of integration. The magnet plan, however, failed to meet the ambitious goals established by the district court, and the remedy was continually attacked in the courts by the state of Missouri and disgruntled taxpayers. In 1995, the United States Supreme Court overturned much of the remedy and four years later the case was dismissed.

Language: English

Published: Manhattan, Kansas, 2000

Article

Child and Nature: Splendor in the City

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 4, no. 4

Pages: 30–31

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Youth Impact Forum: Adolescents Have the Capacity to Change Their World

Available from: Association Montessori Internationale

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2020

Pages: 234-241

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Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319

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