A Study on the Effect of Montessori-Education Program on Preschooler Multiple Intelligences

몬테소리 교육프로그램이 유아의 다중지능에 미치는 효과 연구

  • 김남수 (동국대학교 교육대학원) ;
  • 권은주 (동국대학교 유아교육학과)
  • Received : 2005.12.09
  • Accepted : 2005.12.20
  • Published : 2005.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how Montessori-education program, one of different early-childhood education programs, was tied into the multiple intelligences of young children and how Montessori education program affected their multiple intelligences. It's basically meant to determine the efficiency of Montessori-education program. The major findings of the study were as follows: First, the Montessori-education program turned out to have a favorable effect on the development of the young children's multiple intelligences. Second, among the subfactors of multiple intelligences, the musical and bodily-kinesthetic intelligences of the preschoolers were little affected by the Montessori-education program, but that had a good impact on their logical-mathematical, spatial, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligences. The above-mentioned findings suggested that Montessori-education program was one of efficient teaching methods to step up the development of young children's multiple intelligences.