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ERIC Number: EJ804730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Where Is Everybody? Valorization in a World that Could Be
Donahue, Marta
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v20 n3 p20-22 2008
In this article, the author discusses how institutions have not yet made significant inroads toward equipping young people to deal with the problems of the times in which they live. Montessori wrote frequently about the need to create a kind of practical education that would address this issue. The author discusses the possible dangers of using celebrities to market Montessori education. It is possible that educators fuel the likelihood of creating more expectations for students to live up to, rather than possibilities to live into. Montessori suggested that paving the way for "Valorization of the Personality" allows educators to guide students discover their authentic selves. The characteristics of valorization are joy, selflessness, optimism, confidence, dignity, self-discipline, initiative, helpfulness, ability to work with others, and good judgment. The author revisits the ways in which educators can nurture these characteristics in schools, with their students, and with one another as adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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