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ERIC Number: EJ804732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Ancient Ways and Lessons Learned: What Montessorians Can Understand from Native Educators
Schonleber, Nanette S.
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v20 n3 p32-38 2008
Maria Montessori envisioned an educational approach that could serve as a transformative agent for peaceful and positive change in the world; in fact, she dedicated her adult life to perfecting teaching methods and strategies congruent with that vision. Montessorians today continue to share that vision, but they also wrestle with modern realities. As native peoples have painfully learned over the past 100 years, however, discarding traditional teaching methods without a clear understanding of their relationship to deeply held beliefs and values can lead to disastrous results. The purpose of this article is to describe, through the voice and experience of Native Hawaiian educators, the relationship of teaching strategies to corresponding values and underlying beliefs. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii