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I feel it is only the Montessori system that recognizes the true potential of children.Am I right?

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Melissa,

The point is the children love those details and take pride in doing things perfectly.This system says that children like orderly,systematic way of life. You can see it in action.

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catpreau, 'My viewpoint is that a 'child' is a competent and capable human who needs and yearns for the opportunities to expand their mind, their body and their spirit. ' Exactly.That is my view

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    There are many great philosophies that claim to cater to the true nature of a child. There are a few points worth considering in your question - first, you need to define what a child is, what is 'true potential' and are you applying your question universally or individually? Secondly, when you speak of a 'system' are you trying to find an approach or a philosophy?

    My viewpoint is that a 'child' is a competent and capable human who needs and yearns for the opportunities to expand their mind, their body and their spirit. Potential implies that we all have gifts and talents that need to be nutured so that we can be fulfilled as human beings - not only our basic needs of love, food, clothing and shelter but higher needs of creativity, expression and higher thought. I believe that this viewpoint applies universally and individually - it is, of course, also based upon social construct.

    For me, the Reggio approach has encomapssed all these finer points. The children are competent and capable and are allowed to be a part of a larger learning commuity. They are not considered to be stupid or slow or 'dim' but are acknowledged as having unique and intelligent dialogue to contribute to the community at large. Any educational system that relies upon a social constructivist philosophy has to have it's foot on the right path.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Actually I believe that homeschooling more fully recognizes the true potential of every child, since they are more nurtured and can be truly one-on-one in their own homes, as opposed to strang settings.

    The original montessori system was to create an at-home feeling for those children whose families who were struggling so much during the beginning of the industrial revolution with both parents working.

    A true montessori system is okay, but rare to find anyway, it's more like a buzzword. As well, I'm not sure how I feel about the idea that children should not be allowed to play with toys or do work unless they are shown by the teacher, and then they have to follow their precise instructions. I believe more firmly that children should have the chance to explore freely and learn as much as they can, while adults trust in their innate potential.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Montessori system recognizes the true potential of the Child it is true, but it is not only the Montessori system. The earlier education system of our country which started from the very home to the gurukul system, can not be denied.

    Still, there are very other systems too in the field of education we can say as:

    (1) Vedic System, (2) Yoga System, (3) Gurukul system,

    (4) Arya System (5) Fun & Play system

    and..

    there are several systems

    As now a days major of the educational groups have adopted the montessary system so u may be right in this context.

    THANKS

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You could be, though I'm not sure in what context you say that the children's true potential is recognized by the Montessori System. It's their job to create some sort of liking for the children towards studies and discipline

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  • 1 decade ago

    I love Montessori! I have a nephew who is a Montessori child through & through. He has just flourished in his program. He is 4 years old & reads on a 2nd to early 3rd grade level. He knows all the continents, can tell time, blah...blah...He is a smart kid! On the other hand I have another nephew that went to the same school & it wasn't for him at all. He loves his new school (traditional daycare / preK) & his smarts are popping way out now! I definitely think you have to be a Montessori kid to get the most from the program.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Every child does better in one environment over another. I personally don't believe that any one system is the answer for everyone.

    From what I have read about the Montessori system, it certainly works well --but I don't think it is the only one that works.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I do not believe that one method of teaching children is the "best" method, whether it be montessori or otherwise. All children learn differently, therefore a method of learning that may be right for one child, may not be right for the next.

    Therefore I would have to say you are right in some regards, but not totally and completely!

    Source(s): Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. 12 years teaching in schools, kindergartens and child care centres.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No - I don't believe so - the true potential from a child is not a prescribed method of education. However, I wont deny Montessoi does work.

    Good Luck!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a great education model, one which other systems have looked to in reference, so no, you are indeed incorrect.

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