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Spellman, Rilla – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Discusses the developmental process that takes a child from Montessori's "absorbent mind" period to the period when the child creates interior cognitive structures. Suggests practical ways for teachers and parents to support the six- and seven-year old's need to design projects and accomplish goals. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Psychology, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages
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Schaefer, Larry – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Uses metaphor of the dance to suggest reciprocity, harmony, and a mutual exchange of leadership as key components of adolescent-adult relationships. Suggests that adolescents have high expectations of adult's character and competencies; therefore, teachers should elicit the highest values and behaviors from their students. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship
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Zener, Rita; Ezcurdia, Laura Noriega – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Working from normalization theory, uses a graphical metaphor to illustrate the liberation of the "hidden self." Explains the layers of the metaphor, the "false person," the "intelligent, rational person," and the "hidden person," and offers several ways educators can work to uncover the layers surrounding…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Individual Development, Montessori Method, Self Actualization
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Verschuur, Mary B. – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Challenges Montessori instructors and advocates to address the complex issues of staffing, scheduling, and maintaining a consistency of approach with respect to all-day Montessori instruction. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Full Day Half Day Schedules