This research is exploring the ability of Montessori education in providing the children with skills that education for sustainable development and global citizenship education are calling for. The approach of this work is based on literature review. This research seeks to find an answer to three questions which are the following: To what extent does Montessori education, which became popular in Egypt recently, help in providing the young age children with skills that education for sustainable development is calling for? Does Montessori education have the potential to change the behavior of individuals and societies and provide them with skills that global citizenship education is calling for? And to what extend are the skills investigated in this research related to 21st century skills? A review of Montessori education literature was conducted to have a deep understanding of the type of skills acquired by the child. It was found that Montessori education supplies the children with part of the skills that education for sustainable development is calling for. Moreover, Montessori education assists in changing the behavior of individuals and societies and in providing them with skills that global citizenship education is calling for through embedding the children with the skills of critical thinking, independency and confidence that help in fostering the ability of the children to preform with moral courage. Finally, the skills that are related to the 21st century skills are critical thinking, problem solving, global and local citizenship, decision making and personal and local responsibilities. These skills were part of the skills that Montessori called for and are also part of education for sustainable development and global citizenship education are calling for.
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El Deghaidy, Heba
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Mohamed, Howaida Sayed, "Exploring the ability of Montessori education to achieve sustainability and global citizenship education" (2017). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 17.
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