ERIC Number: ED370679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Longitudinal Assessment Study (LAS): Cycle 3 (Seven Year) Follow-up.
Glenn, Christopher M.
The study attempts to provide valid research to answer parent concerns about whether Montessori education in the elementary grades prepares students for the real world. Begun in 1986, the study will last 18 years to follow participants through schooling and into adulthood. Subjects are assessed every 3 years. This follow-up is the third assessment. Participants were recruited from lower and upper elementary classes of the Franciscan Montessori Earth School. At this follow-up, participants and their parents and teachers completed a survey; students completed a personality measure and achievement tests. The study postulated two hypotheses: (1) the number of Montessori Education Years (MEY) would positively relate to those qualities emphasized in Montessori education, such as cooperation with peers; and (2) participants with any Montessori education would be at least as successful as the general population. Results found minimal support for the first hypothesis; the second hypothesis received considerable support. Participants were described as normal or healthy, and achievement tests results were above average for the general population. (TM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Montessori Method, Nontraditional Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Peer Relationship, Private Schools, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Franciscan Montessori Earth School, Portland, OR.