Evaluation Of Teaching : Three Preschool Programs

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For my journal article critique I chose Development Approaches to Teaching: Three Preschool Programs. By Amy Sussna Klein from Earlychildhood News http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=367 Montessori Method there are two branches of Montessori schools the first is the Association Montessori International which was started by the founder Maria Montessori in 1907. The second branch is the American Montessori society started by Nancy Rambush in an attempt to Americanize the Montessori Method. Montessori schools have multi-aged classes that have self-correcting materials that the children use. The children are allowed to make use of any of the equipment in the classroom after they have been given a silent demonstration by the teacher.
The High/Scope, Approach founded in 1970 by the work that Dave Weikart and Connie Kamii did on the Parry Preschool Project. These early educators thought that early education could prevent school failure in high school. They believed that children learn by mentally and physically interacting with the environment and with others. One of the main features is that children are encouraged to be active in their learning. Teachers in the High/Scope school classrooms are interactive often observing and setting up problem-solving situations for the children.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is relatively new in the U.S.A this method is used in northern Italy. The schools in Italy that were using this method were rated in…
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