Home Visits for Students with Special Needs in a Montessori Classroom

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Title Home Visits for Students with Special Needs in a Montessori Classroom
Creator Aron S. Weiss
Subject Funds of knowledge; home visits; special needs; MEd
Description The purpose of this action research project was to identify and explore the impacts of conducting home visits for students with special needs within a Montessori classroom. Data were gathered in the classroom regarding the social/emotional and academic behaviors of three participants. The researcher conducted visits to the homes of the students and recorded interviews for later analysis. Upon further investigation of the discussions themes regarding how the student is identified and treated within the family setting served to inform the development and implementation of multiple strategies to improve academic performance and the quality of the student/teacher relationship. Specifically, three main themes were identified; students could be understood in terms of their role within their families, their personalities as individuals and as members of reciprocal relationships with their teachers. It was discovered that visiting the homes of the participants had a profound impact on the relationship between teacher and student, and further gave insight into the development of effective teaching interventions.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2016-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2016, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Claire Prasad
ARK ark:/87278/s66147hv
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2016-10-08
Date Modified 2016-10-08
ID 1094189
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66147hv
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