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ERIC Number: EJ1077073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
The Social Relevance of Montessori in the First Plane
Andrews, Sarah Werner
NAMTA Journal, v40 n2 p31-61 Spr 2015
This article represents an amazing reversal of linguistic analysis. Usually Montessori language is translated into "state" terminology. In this case, Sarah Werner Andrews puts state quality assessment terms into Montessori language. For example, domains for school readiness include 1) physical wellbeing and motor development, 2) social and emotional development, 3) approach to learning, 4) language development, 5) cognition and general knowledge. Sarah's use of rich Montessori theory and descriptive language brings Montessori to the essential state keys for expected government proof of quality. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "The Social Relevance of the Montessori First Plane: Engaging Families, Building Partnerships, and Finding Common Ground with the Wider Early Childhood Community" in Dallas, TX, January 15-18, 2015.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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