and Lasallian, she is currently an executive in one of the most respected and largest power companies in the country.
In it, she explicated what was then, and continues to be, a revolutionary vision of childhood and schooling that animates the hows as well as the whys of the method and, for many, defines the experience of becoming a Montessorian.
More than anything, to become a Montessorian is to undergo a transformation of outlook and orientation toward childhood and human development.
During my third visit to Liberty in June, 2009, I once again enjoyed listening to six of the school-age children tell me more about their life at Liberty; as they had learned so effectively through their previous Montessorian
Following her studies abroad, de Lissa determined to meld Froebelian and Montessorian
methods in the kindergartens.
The kindergarten was conceived according to Montessorian
Cossentino offers a probing analysis of the Montessori tradition of teacher preparation: To become a Montessorian
involves enacting a specific pedagogical repertoire with increased care and precision.
Although the school's teachers collaboratively reformulate and redefine the teaching philosophy from time to time, it is fundamentally Montessorian
. As such, they strive to provide a child-centered environment where children can explore freely.
This article discusses the importance of pretend play for various aspects of children's development and the difficulty for adults, especially Montessorians
, in understanding such play.
Some of the lack of evidence may be due to Montessorians
' view that standardized tests provide little information on student progress and do not assess the skills and attributes promoted in Montessori programs (Haines, 1995).
." The PYCO six-footers are unfazed by their tiny neighbors, and the Montessorians
appear equally nonplussed.
An explanation which Montessorians
might advance suggests that even in the presence of testing practice, typical classroom protocols for Montessori students do not include the same volume of paper and pencil calculation which typically occur for traditional students.