ERIC Number: ED435460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Whole-School Montessori Handbook for Teachers and Administrators.
Kahn, David; Dubble, Sharon L.; Pendleton, D. Renee
Recognizing that there are numerous organizational models and strategies that can be used by Montessori school administrators, this handbook provides a guide for shaping the Montessori school's unique administrative practice. The handbook's seven parts address organizational and financial foundations, a developmental perspective of the prepared environmental and architectural design, family-school relationships, building a professional community, whole-school development and evaluation, growth and sustainability, and special concerns of the public school. The chapters are: (1) "Brief: Starting a New Montessori School"; (2) "Organizational Structure"; (3) "Financial Operations"; (4) "Implementing the Developmental Continuum"; (5) "The Architectural Expression of the Developmental Continuum"; (6) "School Promotion and Recruiting"; (7) "Admissions, Enrollment, and Family Records"; (8) "Parent Involvement and Guidelines"; (9) "Hiring and Orientation of Staff"; (10) "Operational Policies and Procedures"; (11) "The Cycle of Evaluative Inquiry between Child and Teacher"; (12) "The Cycle of Evaluative Inquiry with School Staff"; (13) "Fundraising, Annual Giving, and the Annual Report"; (14) "Capital Campaigns"; (15) "Long-Range Planning"; and (16) "Montessori in the Public School." Each chapter includes answers to frequently asked questions about the topic, suggestions for further reading, and sample documents related to the topic. Four appendices describe the prepared environment at the infant-toddler, preschool, and elementary levels, provide materials lists, and delineate additional resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Enrollment, Montessori Method, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Personnel, Planning, Preschool Education, Public Schools, Student Recruitment
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North American Montessori Teachers Association, Cleveland Heights, OH.
Identifiers: Montessori Schools