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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
In this article, the author states that, for over 45 years, she has explored the issues of leadership and change, and, along the way, she has examined how diversity fits in with these ideas. She states that she found all three of these concepts embodied in the person of John McDermott, a leader in the American Montessori movement in the United…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Montessori Method, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy
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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author presents the biography of Maria Montessori, who pioneered early childhood education and introduced a new method of pedagogy. The innovations in education that Montessori introduced were enough to reserve a place for her in the history books. Montessori was ahead of her time in many aspects of her life. The decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Montessori Method
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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
Fall of 2005 marks the 12th anniversary of Nancy McCormick Rambusch's death. As the founder of the American Montessori Society and as its first president, Rambusch reintroduced Maria Montessori to America at a time--1960--when education for the young was floundering, and a second look at the Montessori method, which had changed the early childhood…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Historical Interpretation, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education