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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2013
This piece of writing addresses the "boundless" garden created through the web of foresight and patience combined with the spontaneous activity necessary for growing food and harvesting the bounty. Most will be familiar with this unique writing by Montessori who suggests that it is not the work and actual produce of the garden but the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Montessori Method, Outdoor Education, Food
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Presents the underlying assumptions for the Erdkinder concept of educating adolescents. Discusses the importance of independence and social life beyond the family, the necessary environmental awareness for youth in the context of civilization, the meaning behind social values of civilization, and the importance of social morals, social…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Childhood Needs, Montessori Method
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Maintains that moral education should be at the foundation of educational reform and that education should prepare adolescents to find their place in society. Asserts that secondary level instruction, provided in a rural neutral environment and with opportunities for adolescents to work with their hands and their minds, will help to create a more…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Childhood Needs, Educational Change
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Considers the relationship between elementary and secondary education. Asserts that mixed-aged groups with a difference of 3 years promote cooperation and mutual support. Discusses scouting and sports as a means of fulfilling the void of purely academic schooling, asserting that organizations of this type provide youth with opportunities to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Athletics, Educational Change
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Recasts the role of normalization as "spiritual regeneration," looking to the unleashing of new intellectual powers and the child's emancipation from typical deviations. Suggests the adult may become normalized by experiencing normality in children and thereby developing a lifetime spiritual orientation based on the revelation of the…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Child Development, Educational Theories, Montessori Method
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 1995
This reprint of a 1915 conference paper discusses the mother's role in the spiritual and moral development of her children, as well the right of all children to grow spiritually and morally, unimpeded by the power of adults. Stresses the civil rights of children, including their right to a nurturing, healthy environment. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Civil Liberties, Early Childhood Education, Moral Development
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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 1995
This reprint of a 1915 conference paper discusses the significance of religion and truth in the context of the mental powers of children, focusing on the unique role of imagination in the psychology of young children. Stresses the importance of developing sound imagination built on the real and concrete models of young children's environment. (MDM)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Imagination
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Montessori, Maria; Montessori, Mario – NAMTA Journal, 1995
This reprint of a 1937 conference paper discusses the role of education in bringing about world peace, focusing on the need for a student-centered, nurturing curriculum to replace the authoritarian, teacher-directed curriculum based on punishment and rewards. Argues that greater emphasis needs to be placed on education in all societies. (MDM)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Peace, Role of Education