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ERIC Number: EJ1125309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
The Essential Is Invisible to the Eye: The Evolution of the Parent Observer. Part 1
Parker, Mary Caroline
NAMTA Journal, v41 n3 p277-301 Sum 2016
In acknowledging the privilege that we as Montessorians are given, "the privilege of being present as children construct themselves," Mary Caroline Parker proposes that parents also should be given that same privilege. Parker created an "Art of Observation" workshop for the parents at her school. She walks us through the framework for the workshop itself that includes classroom observation of their children and the follow-up that she did with parents who had attended the workshop, which included a survey and a discussion group. She pulls together the responses of parents as data to analyze, quoting many of the parent responses. She provides us a summary of work that is insightful and affirming to any Montessori educator. [Reprinted from "AMI Communications 2" (2007): 59-63. For Part 2, see EJ1125310.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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