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1. Montessori Education. Wikipedia. Online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education
 
1. Montessori Education. Wikipedia. Online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education
  
2. O'Laughlin, Sheila A. "Montessori Magic: Dubuque Montessori School,"  Julien's Journal, September 2011, p. 57
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2. O'Laughlin, Sheila A. "Montessori Magic: Dubuque Montessori School,"  '''Julien's Journal''', September 2011, p. 57
  
 
3. Dubuque Montessori School. Online: http://www.dubuquemontessori.org/
 
3. Dubuque Montessori School. Online: http://www.dubuquemontessori.org/

Latest revision as of 20:38, 16 May 2018

DUBUQUE MONTESSORI SCHOOL. Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Although a range of practices exists under the name "Montessori", the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) cite these elements as essential: (1)

           Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children ages 21⁄2 
                  or 3 to 6 years old by far the most common
           Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of 
                  options
           Uninterrupted blocks of work time, ideally three hours
           A constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn 
                  concepts from working with materials, rather than by 
                  direct instruction
           Specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and 
                  her collaborators
           Freedom of movement within the classroom
           A trained Montessori teacher

Montessori education came to Dubuque in 1968 providing schooling for children ages two to six. (2) The school, located in the former site of the RICHARD J. SLATTERY ARTS AND RECREATION CENTER was still at the same location in 2014.

Dubuque Montessori is a parent-run, nonprofit organization. Parents serve on the board of directors, which in conjunction with the administrator, Montessori-trained teaching staff, and experienced assistants, make important decisions regarding the school. (3)

The 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 2605 Pennsylvania.

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Source:

1. Montessori Education. Wikipedia. Online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education

2. O'Laughlin, Sheila A. "Montessori Magic: Dubuque Montessori School," Julien's Journal, September 2011, p. 57

3. Dubuque Montessori School. Online: http://www.dubuquemontessori.org/