ERIC Number: ED470882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Classroom Adaptation: A Case Study of a Montessori School.
Since the Montessori method was introduced in the United States, the original Montessori philosophy has evolved to incorporate many American adaptations. This paper explores how teachers in one Montessori school introduced new elements to the existing principles of Maria Montessori in their classrooms. The case study shows that these teachers have valid knowledge of the original Montessori philosophy, and that their cautiously implemented adaptations complied with the original principles of Montessori. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Montessori Method, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://ericeece.org/pubs/books/katzsym/bunnag.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Issues in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Teacher Education, & Dissemination of Information. Proceedings of the Lilian Katz Symposium (Champaign, IL, November 5-7, 2000); see PS 030 740.