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The Dilemma of Scripted Instruction: Comparing Teacher Autonomy, Fidelity, and Resistance in the Froebelian Kindergarten, Montessori, Direct Instruction, and Success for All
The author examines how teachers reacted to four different models of scripted instruction. The author focuses on the scripts' theory and research base and teacher training, and on teachers' assessments of the scripts' effectiveness, and ask how these factors might influence teachers' autonomy, fidelity, and resistance when using scripts. It was found that teacher autonomy, fidelity, and resistance varied in these four scripts. Froebelian kindergarten and Montessori teachers autonomously chose to receive scripted, lengthy, intensive, pre-service training and professional development in closed professional learning communities.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2011
The central argument of this essay is that Montessori teacher training offers a unique perspective on professional preparation, which is grounded in the core values—and paradoxes—of Montessori education. The author highlights three concepts—culture, craft, and coherence—that are common to the lexicon of teacher education but experienced distinctively in Montessori education. The essay probes several conceptual puzzles aimed toward reconsidering key ideas related to the development of cultural and technical expertise.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
The paper presents findings from a qualitative case study of a public Montessori magnet school in the United States. It focuses on two teachers' experiences, identifying how their teaching is situated in school scripts. Those teachers utilized contradicting school scripts for a variety of purposes and to incorporate diverse practices. The paper describes the teachers' experiences of and responses to contradicting scripts.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
Montessori education has flourished as an alternative approach to schooling for a hundred years. Despite Montessori’s endurance and reach, the movement remains largely unstudied by educational researchers. This article presents a historical treatment of the method and the movement by treating Montessori as a case study of enduring and ambitious educational reform.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008