ERIC Number: EJ755815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
What Makes a Montessorian?
Rambusch, Nancy McCormick
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v19 n1 p82-83 2007
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 adults believed 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. This article discusses the characteristics of a Montessori teacher: (1) observer; (2) exemplar; and (3) protector of the child's right to learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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