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ERIC Number: EJ1161309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2378-3923
Examining a Montessori Adolescent Program through a Self-Determination Theory Lens: A Study of the Lived Experiences of Adolescents
Casquejo Johnston, Luz Marie
Journal of Montessori Research, v2 n1 p27-42 Spr 2016
This study examined the influence of enrollment in a Montessori adolescent program on the development of self-determination. The study focused on seventh-grade students. Student feelings of self-determination were recorded through three cycles of interviews throughout the year to capture the change, if any, in feelings of self-determination. Bounded by self-determination and student-voice theory, this research was designed to give voice to students, add to the discourse on middle-school reform, and provide the perspective of the student. Based on the analysis of narratives, the major themes indicated the feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness that were most prevalent. The study suggests ways in which Montessori adolescent programs support students and in which other middle-level schools can support students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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