Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
J. Frederick Reynolds
This thesis begins by proposing that all five classical canons are an ideal theory for guiding any writing pedagogy. The majority of the thesis, then, details how Montessori writing instruction synergistically exploits these canons to create a powerful pedagogy. Devised by Maria Montessori in the late 1800s, her instruction displays standard and nonstandard applications of invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Because Montessori writing instruction begins in preschool, this thesis concludes with an exploration of the potential benefits of introducing a classical curriculum before college.
O'Neil, Deborah E..
"Classical Montessori: A Study of the Classical Rhetorical Canons in Early Montessori Writing Instruction"
(1997). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/9jc9-ft22