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EJ567833 PS528005

Title: The Developmental Appropriateness of High-Quality Montessori Programs.
Author(s): Humphryes, Janet
Source: Young Children, v53 n4 p4-16 Jul 1998
Publication Date: 1998
ISSN: 0044-0728
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB1999

Examines the similarities between high-quality, fully implemented Montessori programs and other developmentally appropriate programs for young children. Focuses on the Montessori philosophy, human relations within the learning environment, the curriculum, areas of the Montessori classroom, relations between home and program, and the developmental evaluation of children. Maintains that all types of programs can offer developmentally appropriate practice. (KB)

Descriptors: Class Organization; *Classroom Environment; Classroom Techniques; Discipline; Early Childhood Education; *Educational Philosophy; *Educational Quality; Family School Relationship; Grouping (Instructional Purposes); Individualized Instruction; Mixed Age Grouping; *Montessori Method; Parent Teacher Cooperation; Preschool Curriculum; *Student Centered Curriculum; Student Evaluation; Teacher Student Relationship; Young Children
Identifiers: Challenge; *Developmentally Appropriate Programs; Montessori Preschools