ERIC Number: EJ785712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Ask Anyway
Dodd, Christopher J.
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v19 n3 p34-36 2007
This article is an excerpt from a keynote speech delivered by Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut at the 2007 Annual Conference of the American Montessori Society held last March 3, 2007 in New York City. In his speech, Dodd talked about how Dr. Maria Montessori literally took the teacher's desk out of the classroom when she developed the Montessori approach to learning. Dodd also talked about the ways in which teachers and parents can put the emphasis on learning on children. He suggested the following: (1) Making it easier for parents to take part in their children's education; (2) Reforming the No Child Left Behind Act; (3) Providing equal expectations and equal resources for all children; (4) Keeping promises to the most vulnerable students; and (5) Bringing quality pre-kindergarten education to every child in America. Lastly, he also noted that it is too much to ask for children to love learning so much but everyone should ask anyway.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Kindergarten, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Expectations of Students, Educational Resources, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Access to Education, Special Needs Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001