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Conference Paper

Foreign Language Instruction Within a Montessori Environment

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Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (20th, Dallas, Texas, November 21-23, 1986)

Classroom environment, Curriculum Design

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Abstract/Notes: A French language program used in a Montessori school with children in preschool through junior high grades is described. The program provides language instruction in the classroom by a French specialist as well as separate French classes, a compromise between immersion and the Montessori methodology. The children are able to work independently with French-related materials in their own classrooms at any time, and individual help is also available. French instruction begins when children enter the school at age two and a half and establishes vocabulary and language interest at an early age. The curriculum is participatory and includes grammar instruction. At the junior high school level, students enter either an accelerated French program, grammar-intensive and writing-oriented, or an advanced beginning level focusing on grammar basics and spelling. Special student projects also allow language learning to be expanded beyond the classroom. A curriculum outline and list of expectations is appended. (MSE)

Language: English

Pages: 16

Article

The Baltic Free Way

Publication: Times Educational Supplement (London), no. 4581

Pages: 13-13

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Europe, Great Britain, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Teachers, United Kingdom

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Abstract/Notes: Reveals that preschool teachers in Lithuania enjoy greater professional trust that British teachers. More focus and calm exhibited by kindergarten pupil; Montessori principles used in teaching the children. INSET: Signs of the times..

Language: English

ISSN: 0040-7887

Book Section

Bowling Green Nursery School [New York City]

Book Title: Preschool and Parental Education: 28th Yearbook

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Language: English

Published: Bloomington, Ill.: Public School Publishing Co., 1929

Report

Ancona Montessori Research Project for Culturally Disadvantaged Children. Final Report

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Academic achievement, Americas, Cognitive development, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Elementary school students, Longitudinal studies, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, Parent participation, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This is the final report of the Ancona Montessori Research Project for Culturally Disadvantaged Children begun in 1965 to investigate the effects of a modified Montessori program for disadvantaged children in the preschool and early elementary years. This report deals with the academic year 1969-1970, in which 29 disadvantaged children and a comparable group of 29 middle class children are the central focus of study. In addition, there is a followup on the school careers of disadvantaged children who attended Ancona at one time. A number of hypotheses about the potential effects of the project on the children's cognitive, social development are studied. Part I of the report deals with findings relative to the nursery school children, and includes a discussion of data from three measures of intellectual development (Stanford Binet, WPPSI and Merrill-Palmer) and from tester and teacher ratings of school-related behaviors and attitudes and social interaction. Part II details findings on the elementary school children and followup data on children who attended Ancona in previous years but are now elementary school students in other schools. In addition, data regarding children whose families have had long term involvement in the school is discussed. The appendix includes Ancona school Head Start program ratings of behavior during individual intelligence testing. (MS)

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C., Aug 31, 1970

Report

Ancona Montessori Research Project for Culturally Disadvantaged Children. September 1, 1968 to August 31, 1969. Final Report

Available from: ERIC

Academic achievement, Americas, Cognitive development, Comparative education, Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Elementary education, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This paper, part of a long term study, reports the effect of a modified Montessori preschool experience on cognitive development, school-related behaviors, and social interactions and perceptions of disadvantaged children. Each of thirty-five disadvantaged Negro children (31 in nursery classes and 4 in elementary classes) was pair-matched with a middle class child. In the disadvantaged group, 17 children were attending nursery classes for the first time. Pre- and posttests were made of cognitive ability, on the Stanford-Binet, Piaget tests of length conservation, and sociometric features. Also, children were rated by testers on performance and by teachers rated classroom behaviors. Data from previous years on some of the children were used in reference to long term change. Part I (nursery school) test results show that neither first nor second-year children significantly increased their I.Q. scores. Both disadvantaged and middle class children scored similarly on task orientation. Middle class children showed more friendship choices forming across social-class lines. Part II (elementary school) results present limited support for the theory that children who continue in Montessori, rather than public, school will show better school achievement. Data included school records of more than 30 children. A future study will investigate diffusion effects on mothers and younger siblings, and testing with measures more directly relevant to Montessori curriculum. (NH)

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C., Aug 31, 1969

Report

Primary Thoughts: Implementing Kentucky's Primary Program

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Abstract/Notes: In June 1990, the state of Kentucky passed its innovative Education Reform Act, which totally restructured the finance, governance, and curriculum of its public schools. One of the major provisions of the act was the mandate for Kentucky's primary schools to change from the traditional placement of children of the same age in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades to the placement of youngsters in multi-age, multi-ability classrooms. The resulting primary program recognizes that children grow and develop as a "whole," not one dimension at a time or at the same rate in each dimension. The instructional practices of the primary program address social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs. The program flows naturally from preschool programs and exhibits developmentally appropriate practices. The philosophy of the primary program stresses a classroom climate that is non-competitive and encourages children to learn from one another as well as from the teachers. The

Language: English

Published: Frankfort, Kentucky, 1993

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