Analysis Of Maria Montessori And Colin Powell

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Children and their education are one of the if not most important factors for our future as a country and as individuals. Maria Montessori and Colin Powell take stances on opposing views when it comes to structure such as desks or basic learning opportunities in the classroom, to teacher intervention when it comes to helping a child. Maria Montessori and Colin Powell have contrasting views when it comes to matters regarding education and structure. Colin Powell uses the quote “The kids who didn’t have that structure or minding in the beginning,... and they start to realize … and they’re on their way to jail or on they’re on their way to being dropouts” to directly support his claim that without any layout of structure in the students life,…show more content…
Montessori hopes this will connect with the readers more sensitive or humane sides in hopes that the reader will agree with her philosophy that is pushed all throughout the text In reference to how children should be raised. “What we all desire for yourself.. not to be disturbed..find hindrances.. this is what we need for happy companionship” Marias claims that children are due respect just as us adults. Finally, Maria and Colin may have opposing views when it comes to teaching kids, but they can still be connected with the others…show more content…
Powell and almost puts a superiorital tone in the atmosphere.Powell kills all individuality by saying ‘’Put them in Ranks.. All wear the same clothes.. cut off their hair so they look the same “ This supports powells philosophy by almost undermining the youngers, I think Powell uses his age as a bargaining tool to almost feel superior to the kids.In contrast, Montessori seems to claim an opposing view, one example being Montessori feels very passionately about teacher intervention, she mentions in the story a teacher needs to about interacting with a student so as “without letting him or her feel her presence.. but may never be an obstacle”. She says this to stress the importance of the balance a teacher must keep between themselves and the student. As stated over and over throughout the text, Powell claims that kids cannot function without structure. In the phrase “He does look good because kids need structure” Powell seems to highlight that a student looks good, only because he has structure, and without it, he would have nothing. In short, Montessori and Powell can have contrasting yet still passionate views towards
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