Maria Montessori and the Postmodern World

Barron, Marlene
July 2002
Montessori Life;Summer2002, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p25
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the dilemma at the West Side Montessori School on how to help children learn how to make decisions when faced with multiple viewpoints. According to the author, one possible decision-making process suggests that one may use a both/and approach rather than either/or approach for it leads to a winner and a loser and it works in a hierarchical world rather than in a postmodern world. She added that the school's practices include examining the practice of finishing one's work before begriming another activity, encouraging children to figure out how to use a material and encouraging children to talk and talk and talk with classmates and adults.


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