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ERIC Number: EJ1077171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
The Social Roots of a Global Community
Soholt, Polli
NAMTA Journal, v40 n2 p113-126 Spr 2015
Polli Soholt points to normalization in the first plane as leading to the successful realization of the human personality, which is the basis of social development. Children who have cultivated concentration and purposeful work at an early age develop the virtues to become world citizens. Normalization can be assisted by certain practices: 1) interesting and purposeful presentations; 2) small group discussions and conversation; 3) group singing, finger plays, games, poetry, and true stories; and 4) group movement and demonstrations through acting out right actions. Normalization, according to Soholt, is an integral result of classroom group activities and is influenced by the teacher's self-presentation of respect, clarity, and consistency. [This article is based on the talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship" in Seattle, WA, November 13-16, 2014.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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