Understanding the Montessori Approach

Early Years Education in Practice

By Barbara Isaacs

© 2012 – Routledge

136 pages

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About the Book

Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book:

  • focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach;

  • explores ideas for working with parents and communities around the world;
  • includes a chapter on the benefits and challenges of the Montessori Approach to children’s lives;
  • highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;
  • can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Historical context

2. Montessori’s Views of Child Development

3. Organisation of Montessori schools

4. Learning and teaching

5. The Favourable Environment

6. Benefits and Challenges of the Montessori Approach to Children’s lives and communities of today

Appendix

 

 

About the Author

Barbara Isaacs is Academic Director at Montessori Centre International.

About the Series

Understanding the… Approach

Understanding the … Approach is new series providing a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of international approaches to early years education and childcare. The books will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of each approach and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Each book:

  • Describes the key principles of the approach to early childhood with practical examples and case studies;
  • Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice;
  • Highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;
  • Can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research.

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, these will be invaluable texts for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU043000
EDUCATION / Comparative