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Boehme, Keith; Wymer, Elizabeth – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Uses an Ohio Montessori philosophy statement as a framework to advocate for Montessori-appropriate assessment in public schools. Evaluates the effects of the Ohio Proficiency Test in grades 4 and 6 on practice of the Montessori philosophy. Finds that proficiency testing does not support the Montessori philosophy statement in key areas, instead…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Montessori Method
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1993
This interview focuses on the Montessori adolescent program begun by John McNamara in 1978 at Ruffing Middle School in Ohio, describing the adolescent-centered curriculum, activities, and materials utilized in the program. Suggests that such programs need to provide an environment where children can first and foremost experience community,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education