ERIC Number: ED392531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Montessori Elementary?
Kahn, David, Ed.
This short booklet describes Montessori elementary education methods, materials, and environments. The booklet discusses 6-year-olds as inquisitive individuals seeking to make sense of their existence and experiences. It also presents a cosmic educational perspective which emphasizes a global world view. Storytelling is discussed as a way to stimulate the imagination and provide holistic lessons. The environment of the Montessori classroom is explored, and its relationship to structuring child behavior and attitudes. Outdoor activities are also discussed, as are integrated art, music, and physical education. The booklet also provides information on multi-age grouping and the teacher's role as a classroom guide. A final section discusses the effects of Montessori elementary education on children's transition to more traditional school systems. (JW)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Mixed Age Grouping, Montessori Method, Sensory Experience, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods
North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA), 11424 Bellflower Road, N.E., Cleveland, OH 44106 $4; $3.50, 25 or more copies. All orders must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Foundation, OH.; Hershey Foundation, PA.
Authoring Institution: North American Montessori Teachers Association, Cleveland Heights, OH.
Identifiers: Montessori (Maria); Montessori Schools; North American Montessori Teachers Association
Note: For a related document, see PS 023 947.