The Montessori Method and the American School

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Theclassics Us, 2013 - 54 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...motivation, was.emphatically brought forward by Colonel Parker, some twenty years ago. It has influenced the views of the teaching of these arts held by leading American educators since that time. Books written by authors referred to here embody the resulting methods. 1 The Montessori Method, p. 107. 2 The Psychology and Pedagogy of Reading, Huey, p. 352. The Macmillan Co. Topics For Discussion Give your views on the following: 1. Artificial expression in reading in relation to a. Poor voice quality. b. Dependence upon others for interpretation. 2. Silent and oral reading: their relative values in life experience. 3. The importance of giving early attention to defects in speech. 4. The value as a preparation for written composition of a. Dramatization in connection with story-telling and every day activities. b. Free spontaneous conversation. c. A wealth of joyous experience. 5. The relative values of the methods and materials used in teaching reading by Doctor Montessori in the Casa dei Bambini, Rome; and Flora J. Cook, in the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago.1 1 Course of Study, Francis W. Parker School, Vol. I, No. II, 1013. Also Reading in the Primary Grades, Flora J. Cook. CHAPTER VI NUMBER DEVELOPMENT The number instinct is strong in every normal child. Long before the school period, even before his use of spoken language for his counting one, two, three, the child rhythmically touches the objects within his reach, saying syllables which indicate a consciousness of the fewness or multiplicity of things. He sits for an hour at a time shifting the sand in his sand pile from one place to another, measuring and counting by pailfuls with the greatest satisfaction. He enjoys the process of arranging sticks, pebbles and cards into bundles...

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