ERIC Number: ED327286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Implementing Montessori Education in the Public Sector.
Kahn, David, Ed.
This book on implementing Montessori education in the public sector begins with a historical and social overview that reveals the usefulness of Montessori pedagogy as a means of national public school reform. The second chapter discusses equipment needed for Montessori schools, the scope and sequence of curriculum used, and minimal expectations for what should be included in a Montessori classroom. Chapter Three provides a view of Montessori language arts in light of current trends, including bilingual education. Chapter Four outlines a number of implementation approaches. Chapter Five discusses ways to integrate different funding sources so that early childhood Montessori can be supported in school districts that usually do not provide prekindergarten services. Chapter Six concerns Montessori education in relation to the disabled child and special education. Chapter Seven discusses the process of starting a school in terms of development of a proposal, common misconceptions, magnet school funding, and task force development. Cost audits from two established Montessori schools in Cincinnati are included. Chapter Eight covers admissions and recruitment, nonselective admissions, magnet school recruitment, promotions, and admission application procedures. Chapter Nine concerns parent involvement; Chapter Ten, program expansion; and Chapter Eleven, program evaluation. Numerous references are cited throughout; supportive materials are appended to some chapters. (RH)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Early Childhood Education, Educational Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Language Arts, Montessori Method, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Resource Materials, School Districts, Special Education
Montessori Public School Consortium, Cleveland State University, Rhodes Tower, Room 1319, E.22 Chester, Cleveland, OH 44115 ($35.00, plus $3.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Foundation, OH.; Nienhuis Group, Inc., Mountain View, CA.
Authoring Institution: North American Montessori Teachers Association, Cleveland Heights, OH.
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