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Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Annette Haines provides a comprehensive overview of concentration across the planes. She first lays the foundation for thinking about student engagement: It must be understood that concentration is found through the interest of the child, which is guided by the sensitive periods. When we understand the child's development in this way, we can offer…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Learner Engagement, Child Development, Student Interests
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Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Discusses the goal of Montessori education to develop environments for children that support their evolution as human beings. Proposes social, moral, cognitive, and emotional developmental outcomes for preschoolers, elementary children, and adolescents. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Objectives, Emotional Development, Montessori Method
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Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Considers the child's development journey from a Montessorian perspective to explain how personal development recapitulates the historical complexity of human exploration and rational discovery in mental processes that connect the individual with the environment. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cultural Awareness, Developmental Stages
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Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Surveys constructivism and developmental psychology, including work by Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Gardner, Kamii, and DeVries. Considers the influence of Montessori pedagogy on early childhood education in contrast to its neglect in professional literature. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Constructivism (Learning), Developmental Psychology
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Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 1999
Relates Montessori theory of development with the concept of connection to the universe and natural world, noting Montessori education's role in nurturing reestablished connection with the natural world. Describes events leading to a fulfilled life as part of psychological normalization, noting the importance of identifying positive tendencies of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction