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NAMTA Journal, 2013
This article provides an interview transcript between David Kahn and Mario Montessori (1898-1982), son of Dr. Maria Montessori. Mario Montessori dedicated his life to the preservation, dissemination and application of Montessori's works. Herein Kahn asks Montessori about his time living in the hills of Kodaikanal, India. Montessori touches upon…
Descriptors: Interviews, Montessori Method, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach
Peller, Lili E. – NAMTA Journal, 2013
Lili Peller's "The Children's House" essay begins where Maria Montessori left off in her description of space articulations. Peller does not name Montessori specifically as she always had a desire to become independent in her own right as a neo-Freudian child analyst. But the Haus Der Kinder founded in summer of 1922 suggests a total…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Facilities, Educational Environment, Psychiatry
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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
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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Hall, Liz – NAMTA Journal, 2002
Discusses how orienting a student to a Primary Montessori program is influenced by the child's experience in an Assistants to Infancy program. Maintains that introducing the zero-to-three sub plane changes the overall character of a school, requiring a new theory-practice framework for parent education, the role of the school in all-day programs,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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McNamara, John – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Asserts that adolescents within Montessori environments continue to use creative imagination to develop the self and still need concrete materials and manipulative tasks. Maintains that a degree of independence must be allowed for adolescents to form the foundation for self- discipline. Discusses the importance of mastering a few areas in depth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Childhood Needs
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Barker, Devan – NAMTA Journal, 2001
Describes the German land schools, focusing on the Country Home School founded in 1898 and other early rural German educational experiments as a backdrop for an examination of Montessori's formulation of Erdkinder. Recommends a systematic historical study of ideas and writing surrounding the genesis of Erdkinder so that contemporary implementers…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Haines, Annette M. – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Describes in operational terms the benefits of Montessori's developmental perspective for children from birth to 3 years, and from 3 to 6 years. Identifies optimal outcomes for social, moral, cognitive, and emotional development to be used in educational and psychological research and for child assessment. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education
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Stephenson, Margaret E. – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Describes a combination day care/Montessori school in London during World War II to illustrate how Montessori principles of order, care, and respect can exist through the environment and throughout the day. Suggests a family-like situation for non- classroom time, discussing meals as social occasions, the importance of grooming, playtime, the use…
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Schaefer, Larry – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Describes components of Lake Country School's junior high school Montessori program in relation to the developmental characteristics of adolescents, their needs, and their noble aspirations. Maintains that healthy environments where young adults are challenged to act constructively and creatively will help develop youth who are integrated,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Childhood Needs, Early Adolescents, Junior High School Students
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Sillick, Audrey – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Evoking storytelling as a human tendency, suggests that stories involve sight, sound, rhythm, voice, and spontaneous imagination. Claims that because stories appeal to children's inner lives, they are optimal for communicating "life and human relationships and the totality of the natural world." Also claims that stories encourage…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Imagination, Listening Skills
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Goertz, Donna Bryant – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Examines inclusion of all children as integral to the Montessori approach to education. Through anecdotes and examples, describes one school's methods for accommodating varying paces and styles of learning and for encouraging children to value differences and view learning as a collaborative process. Focuses on the prepared environment, social mix…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Inclusive Schools, Montessori Method, Parent Education
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Furman, Erna – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Discusses ways in which the conscience of young children can be activated, anger can be mitigated, aggression can be mediated without guilt-producing punishment, and reparations can be made for wrongdoing. Also presents ways to prevent disciplinary problems from occurring. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Early Childhood Education