Montessori Teacher Training Course, 1962-1963

The American Montessori Society Records

Montessori Teacher Training Course, 1962-1963

The 1962-1963 Montessori Teacher Training Course was co-taught by Nancy McCormick Rambusch and Lena Wikramaratne in Greenwich, Connecticut. Graduates of the course received an International Montessori Primary Diploma. The course, which ran from October 1, 1962 to June 7, 1963, focused on four areas of work: Exercise in Practical Life, Sensorial Exercises, Development of Language, and Development of Mathematics. Lectures on theory would typically take place in the morning, with demonstration classes following in the afternoon. John McDermott was invited to give a series of lectures on American intellectual, political, and philosophical history as it relates to educational theory. John Tibbets, who worked for the National Science Foundation on the development of mathematical materials for the teaching of arithmetic, was also invited to teach a few classes on mathematics.

Recordings of the 1962-1963 Montessori Teacher Training Course are incomplete. The sound quality of the recordings varies and some recordings may begin or end abruptly. A few recordings from the course were later taped over. In these instances, partial recordings have been provided when possible. Recordings from the course have been arranged by date.

Title Date Speaker Recording Link
Introduction to the Course 1962-10-01 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Introduction to Montessori Theory, Part I 1962-10-02 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Introduction to Montessori Theory, Part II 1962-10-02 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
The Semantic Difficulty of Discussing Montessori 1962-10-10 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Sensorial Apparatus, Part I 1962-10-10 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Sensorial Apparatus, Part II 1962-10-10 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Teacher’s Role, Part I 1962-10-11 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Teacher’s Role, Part II 1962-10-11 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Child Development 1962-10-16 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Child Development, Part I 1962-10-16 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Child Development, Part II 1962-10-16 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Geometrical Solids 1962-10-16 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Language Development Theory: Word Building, Part I 1962-10-17 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Language Development Theory: Word Building, Part II 1962-10-17 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 1, Part I 1962-10-19 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 1, Part II 1962-10-19 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 2, Part I 1962-11-09 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 2, Part II 1962-11-09 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 3, Part I 1962-11-30 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 3, Part II 1962-11-30 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 3, Part III 1962-11-30 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
First Ten Days 1962-12-02 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Exercises in Coordination of Movement 1962-12-02 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 4, Part I 1962-12-14 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 4, Part II 1962-12-14 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Theory Lecture: Spontaneous Activity 1963-01-17 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Touch Boards, Decimal System 1963-01-18 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 5, Part I 1963-01-25 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 5, Part II 1963-01-25 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Language Development 1963-01-27 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
System of Numeration as it Relates to Early Learning Experiences, Part I 1963-01-28 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
System of Numeration as it Relates to Early Learning Experiences, Part II 1963-01-28 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
The Limits of Children’s Freedom 1963-01-30 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Stamp Game 1963-01-30 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Observation and Recording of Children’s Behavior 1963-02-11 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 6, Part I 1963-02-15 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 6, Part II 1963-02-15 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
The Montessori Environment 1963-02-25 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Negative Snake Game 1963-02-25 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Language Development, Part I 1963-02-25 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Language Development, Part II 1963-02-26 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
The Mathematical Mind 1963-02-27 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Subtraction Strip Boards 1963-02-27 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Dramatic Reading Cards 1963-03-05 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Approach to Curriculum Development 1963-03-06 Rambusch, Nancy McCormick View in Digital Repository
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs 1963-03-06 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Abacus 1963-03-06 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Language Development: Simple & Complex Analysis Chart 1963-03-07 Wikramaratne, Lena View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 7, Part I 1963-03-08 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 7, Part II 1963-03-08 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 8 1963-03-15 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 1 1963-03-19 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 2, Part I 1963-03-20 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 2, Part II 1963-03-20 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 3, Part I 1963-03-21 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 3, Part II 1963-03-21 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 4, Part I 1963-03-22 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 4, Part II 1963-03-22 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 4, Part III 1963-03-22 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Mathematics, Session 5 1963-03-22 Tibbetts, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 9, Part I 1963-03-29 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 9, Part II 1963-03-29 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository
Philosophy and American Education, Session 10 1963-04-05 McDermott, John View in Digital Repository