PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED350092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Montessori and Whole Language Philosophies: Methods of Reading in English as a Second Language Classrooms.
De Los Santos, Lisa A.
Following a summary of research pertaining to the Montessori and Whole Language philosophies, this paper examines similarities between the two philosophies. Both philosophies are based on holistic learning, use cross-cultural materials, and stress the teacher's role as a facilitator within the classroom environment. The relationships of the Montessori and Whole Language philosophies to the reading process are then considered. Topics addressed include children's need to be exposed to a variety of teaching methods and the integration of reading and writing in the language arts. A discussion of methods of teaching reading in English as a Second Language classrooms considers the use of touch, sight, and sound; environments that encourage children to develop independence; the use of mixed ability groups; and lessons that involve interpersonal interaction. An appendix describes materials in the Montessori method which teachers can use to teach reading. A list of 21 references is provided. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A