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Koncepcja Marii Montessori a rozwój umiejętności samoobsługowych dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym
The Concept of Maria Montessori and the Development of Self-Care Skills in Children of Preschool Age

Author(s): Stanisława Nazaruk, Anna Klim-Klimaszewska, Ewa Tokarewicz
Subject(s): Preschool education, School education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: 4-year-old children; kindergarten; self-care skills; the pedagogical concept of Maria Montessori; czterolatki; przedszkole; umiejętności samoobsługowe; koncepcja pedagogiczna Marii Montessori

Summary/Abstract: The development of self-care skills in children is a part of the Core curriculum for preschool education. The contents regarding formation of such skills include shaping hygiene practices, goodhabits and developing motor skills. Maria Montessori drew attention to the development of selfcare skills and functional independence. In her concept of preschool child education, Maria Montessori developed practical life activities which were intended to serve the development of specificskills and their application to everyday life. Therefore, the aim of the research was to identify thelevel of self-care skills in 4-year-old children attending selected kindergartens located in MińskMazowiecki and Siedlce. The research was conducted on 200 children from Non-public CreativeActivity Montessori Kindergarten ‘Zameczek’ in Siedlce, Non-public Montessori Kindergarten‘Delfinek’ in Mińsk Mazowiecki and 6 traditional kindergartens — 2 of which were located inMińsk Mazowiecki and 4 located in Siedlce. The obtained research results indicated a varied levelof self-care skills depending on kindergarten the children attended.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 257-269
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish