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For the past 2 years I have been answering questions about education on Yahoo Answers. I've compiled the most often received questions and my responses here:
What is the difference between Montessori and Traditional Education ?
Can you summarize the Montessori philosophy in one sentence?
I've been told that Montessori is "unstructured". Is this true?
What if the child just doesn't want to work ? Since Montessori is not based on punishments and rewards, how is this issue dealt with?
How do most children adjust to traditional school after being in a Montessori school?
How do Montessori children do in college and the work environment?
What are the pros and cons of a multi-age classroom?
No textbooks, no grades ! Someone explain this to me because it does not make any sense!
I understand that Montessori does not typically give homework. Does a child who attends a Montessori elementary school have problems in High School with homework?
Are Montessori schools relevant in today's society?
If Montessori education is so great then why do the majority of schools stop at 12 years of age?
Is Montessori education adaptable to all cultures?
Why don't public schools use the Montessori Method?
I see that the American Montessori Society has connections to peace movements. I don't want my kids to be indoctrinated by any side. Is Montessori categorically liberal?
What is the difference between the child developmental philosophies of Montessori and Piaget ?
What is the difference between pre-school and daycare?
What is the difference between Montessori and Waldorf?
What are your experiences with Waldorf Education?
Do you believe that is is possible to combine Waldorf and Montessori educational philosophies?
What are the differences in philosophies between Montessori and the other progressives like Dewey, Kilpatrick, Froebel, and Neill?
What are the differences between a charter school, a magnet school, a Montessori school and a private school?
There are so many types of pre-schools, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, play based, developmental, ... what are they all and how do they differ?
No Child Left Behind
What Exactly is No Child Left Behind?
Does No Child Left Behind mean I can't hold my child back?
Exactly who is held accountable under the No Child Left Behind laws?
In the state of the union speech Bush said that the 'No Child Left Behind' program is working and the test scores prove it. What do you think?
Why are music, art, field trips, assemblies, and even in the lower grades science and history being cut from most of our public schools?
What does the No Child Left Behind Act Provide for "gifted" learners?