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Swings and roundabouts: risk anxiety and the everyday worlds of children.

Swings and roundabouts: risk anxiety and the everyday worlds of children.

Sociology 11/1998 Scott, Sue Jackson, Stevi Backett-Milburn, Kathryn A number of key antinomies have emerged in relation to children and childhood in late modernity: in particular, contradictions between recognising children’s autonomy and the increasing emphasis on child protection; the paradoxical perception of children as both at risk and as a potential threat to other children […]

Best Practices in Montessori by Betsy Hoke

Best Practices in Montessori by Betsy Hoke

BEST PRACTICES IN MONTESSORI Montessori Foundation Conference November 2012 by Betsy Hoke Delve into Montessori’s theory to discover how perfectly it fits the needs of children in 2012. Yet, we can go astray when we take shortcuts, respond to parents’ demands, are pressured to meet standards or misinterpret such common Montessori terms as follow the […]

Montessori: Frequently Asked Questions

Montessori: Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t Montessori elitist? Montessori is an educational philosophy and approach that can be found in all sorts of settings, from the most humble to large, well equipped campuses. In general, Montessori schools consciously strive to create and maintain a diverse student body, welcoming families of every ethnic background and religion, and using scholarships and financial […]