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    I need help developing an outline in the theorist Maria Montessori. It has to contain the following:

    - The identification of the theory of choice and three details about it
    - Three examples in which the theory/theorist correlates with your own personal style regarding Early Childhood Education

    Outline

    I. Background: Maria Montessori: first woman to earn a medical degree in Italy.
    - Appointed assistant instructor in psychiatric clinic at University of Rome -
    - Brought her into contact with retarded children in insane asylums.
    - While there Montessori became interested in educational solutions to the children's impairments.

    II. Developed a system for educating young children, hugely influential for all early childhood program

    III. While working at Children's House, tested ideas and gained insights.
    - Teaching led to perfection of system.

    IV. Three details (or principles):
    a) Respect for the child: Montessori found as a rule in the late 1800's - early 1900's, children were not respected. P. 142
    - Blind expectations for them fo follow adult authority without regard to their needs;
    - Teachers show respect when helping children do things and learn for themselves.
    - Let them make choices.
    b) Sensitive Periods: Children more susceptible to certain behaviors and can learn skills more easily. P. 142
    - An example of a sensitive period - when children are ready to write.
    - Teachers observe in order to detect these sensitive times. P. 142
    c) Prepared Environment: environment prepared so they can direct their own learning;
    - learning materials and experiences accessible;
    - children are free to explore as they wish.

    V. My Own Personal Style - 3 details
    a) First way this correlates with my own personal style if the prepared environment.
    - Belief as an educator that the more environment is organized - less chaotic;
    - at early childhood level, students should have freedom to experiment with different materials.
    - sensory materials and how they help expedite learning.
    - take care of the environment - part of being a community member.
    b) The learning - child centered and teacher does not intrude unless needed;
    - observe children to see how they learn;
    - modeling respect for all children - how they treat each other.
    - demonstrate materials as needed.
    c) Reflection of Contemporary Practices
    - evidence of the integrated curriculum;
    - active learning- use of manipulative materials;
    - individualized - students proceed at their own rates of mastery.
    - appropriate assessment - by observation ;
    - developmentally appropriate practice - foundations of Montessori Method.

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    Outline

    I. Background: Maria Montessori: first woman to earn a medical degree in Italy.
    - Appointed assistant instructor in psychiatric clinic at University of Rome -
    - Brought her into contact with retarded children in insane asylums.
    - While there Montessori became interested in educational solutions to the children's impairments.

    II. Developed a system for educating young children, hugely influential for all early childhood program

    III. While working at Children's House, tested ideas and gained insights.
    - Teaching led to perfection of system.

    IV. Three details (or ...

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    The identification of the theory of choice and three details about it
    - Three examples in which the theory/theorist correlates with your own personal style regarding Early Childhood Education

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