ERIC Number: EJ1008546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
What Makes a Montessorian?
Rambusch, Nancy McCormick
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v25 n2 p36-37 Sum 2013
Children learn, with or without teachers. They absorb knowledge from whatever environment they are in. The type of environment conducive to children's learning depends largely on adults. Adults have always professed to love children. Less often have they professed a need to respect them. Many are the adults who believe that the role of the child is to respect the adult and not the reverse. Maria Montessori believed that any effective education of the child must necessarily involve a modification of the adult. It is the transformation of the adult that is the underlying theme of the Montessori Teacher Training Program. What makes a Montessorian? A Montessorian is compounded of observer, exemplar, and protector of the child's right to learn.
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Montessori Method, Parent Participation, Montessori Schools, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Teachers, Child Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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