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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Inspired by Baiba Krumins-Grazzini's interdependencies lecture at NAMTA's Portland conference, David Kahn shows the unifying structures of the program that are rooted in the natural and social sciences. Through a connective web, these sciences explore the integration of all knowledge and lead to a philosophical view of life on earth, including…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Summarizes proceedings of a 1-day seminar co-sponsored by NAMTA and Taliesin West, home of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Discusses authentic progress in educational practices such as those of Maria Montessori and Wright, whose innovative legacies became traditions within their fields. Concludes that innovation comes when founding…
Descriptors: Architecture, Change Strategies, Conference Proceedings, Conferences
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Notes that the critical art of parent education is to bring the parent into the child's world view. Describes current publications from NAMTA's parent education tool kit which support the child's perspective. Includes strategies for generating parent discussion to merge the parent's point of view with that of the child in dealing with conflict.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Montessori Method
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2003
Describes evolution of the Montessori perspective as Montessori adolescent programs attempt to reinforce the elementary and early childhood stages. Asserts that although development of these programs is experimental and undefined, a crystallization point around the whole of Montessori may occur amid diverse implementation. Asserts that Montessori…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Development, Educational Environment, Educational Principles
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2003
Describes the benefits of including the ninth grade within the 3-year multi-age group setting within a Montessori farm school. Notes how seventh, eighth, and ninth grades work together in one family cluster, allowing 15-year-olds to avoid the pecking order of the high school freshman year while developing personal leadership, confidence, and a…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Early Adolescents, Educational Theories, Grade 7
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2003
Defines Montessori theory in terms that can interface with developmental psychology, summarizing adolescent cognitive, social, emotional, and moral outcomes. Focuses on outcomes of the third plane of education for youth in an Erdkinder setting, Montessori's "Educational Syllabus," providing clues about the future Montessori adult.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Adults, Cognitive Development
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Compares and connects the cosmic awareness emerging in the elementary classroom to adolescent cosmic sensibility embedded in the experience of the Hershey Montessori Farm School. Provides examples of students' poetry to support Montessori's concept of valorization of personality as each individual turns toward maturity. (Author/TJQ)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Childrens Writing, Elementary Education
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Presents information on the Hershey Montessori Farm School in Huntsburg, Ohio, after a year of operation. Includes beginning case studies, which represent individual change to a higher level of personal realization and social cooperation. Focuses on development of the farm community as the backdrop for personal change and healing, which…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Case Studies, Educational Practices
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Kahn, David; Stewart, Ron – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Provides preliminary draft of proposal to kindle thought about what a Montessori secondary school could look like. Suggests ways to think about integrating a farm model and its extensions to adolescent students. Emphasizes the universality of work, the nature of commitment and contribution, the meaning of community, and an optimistic view of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Discusses the development of the Montessori Farm School in Huntsburg, Ohio, summarizing prototype activities of the Erdkinder project and discussing psychological and pedagogical outcomes. Considers areas of struggle in how the school opened and includes diagrams for linking pedagogical and work experiences. Describes community transformations…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Experimental Curriculum
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Kahn, David; Ewert-Krocker, Laurie – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Discusses the pedagogical practices of the Montessori Farm School for adolescents. Examines the progressive stages of community involvement that lead to an understanding of civilization and place, including uses of technology, local lore, and history; the student's developing role within the local and world communities; and the examination of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Discusses the development of all-day Montessori programs over the last several decades, focusing on the contrasts between traditional day care programs and the Montessori educational experience. Also notes the application of Montessori principles to day care for preschool children. Concludes by introducing this special issue on the all-day…
Descriptors: Day Care, Educational History, Educational Trends, Full Day Half Day Schedules
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Defines imagination in Montessori terms, describes the power and centrality of imagination to emotional and intellectual life, and makes a carefully supported case for imagination as the foundation of the entire Montessori elementary experience and, perhaps, even for adult life as well. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Creative Thinking, Elementary Education, Imagination
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1993
To reinvent Montessori education, a new generation of individuals involved in Montessori education must probe questions involving the evolution of educational materials, educational philosophy, and social conscience. The expansion of Montessori education needs to include the traditions which reside in its educational methods and in the changing…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Editorials, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1999
Uses established Montessori analogies, metaphors, and abstract keys to examine the mental organization and practical experiences forming the spiritual foundations for the Erdkinder vision of connecting learning to moral behavior and practical experiences for adolescents. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Beliefs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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