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ERIC Number: ED159532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-23
Pages: 15
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Social Work in Family Life Enrichment: The Children of Alcoholics--A Montessori Approach.
McDonald-Jay, Celynn
This model proposes a Montessori schooling approach for the children of alcoholics because this approach helps the child develop his self-esteem and concentration; acquire a sense of order, mastery and control over his environment; and separate fact from fantasy. The model assumes that alcoholic parents, responding to the dehabilitative effects of alcohol abuse, have difficulty interpreting reality to their children and are ineffective as appropriate role models for their children. The model further proposes that when an alcoholism program expands its role as therapeutic agent to include the children of clients, treatment of the alcoholic parent and family life are enhanced. Also included in this paper are descriptions of: (1) how the model was generated; (2) historical data regarding the Montessori approach; (3) aspects of the Montessori approach particularly relevant to the needs of children of alcoholics; (4) a Montessori curriculum and classroom environment. (RF)
American Montessori Society, 150 Fifth Avenue, N.Y., N.Y., 10011 ($.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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