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Dansereau, Diana R.; Wyman, Brooke M. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
Maria Montessori strongly advocated for music learning to be fully integrated into the classroom; however, many Montessori classrooms are dominated by materials aimed at developing children's visual sense. The purpose of this critical participatory action research (CPAR) study was to address this perceived learning disparity by developing and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum, Student Centered Learning, Montessori Schools
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Burbank, Mary D.; Goldsmith, Melissa M.; Spikner, Jennifer; Park, Koeun – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
Project SYNC (Systems, Yoked through Nuanced Collaboration) details perspectives of a community of stakeholders committed to the enhancement of early childhood (i.e., prekindergarten through grade 3) education. Although there is a growing number of public-school programs informed by the Montessori philosophy, Montessori educational experiences…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Philosophy
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Ahlquist, Eva-Maria Tebano; Gynther, Per – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
The theory of Montessori education has been interpreted by some researchers to be vaguely formulated. However, as shown in previous research, Maria Montessori's didactic approach to teaching and learning mathematics is fully consistent with variation theory and the theory of embodiment. Dr. Montessori used the theoretical concept of…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Lillard, Angeline S.; McHugh, Virginia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Maria Montessori developed a form of education in the first half of the last century that came to be called by her surname, and research indicates it often has positive outcomes. In the years since its development, tens of thousands of schools worldwide have called their programs "Montessori," yet implementations vary widely, leading to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Educational Philosophy
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Lillard, Angeline S.; McHugh, Virginia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Part II of this two-part article continues the discussion of what Maria Montessori viewed to be the important components of her educational system. Because she developed the system over her lifetime, we prioritized later accounts when contradictory accounts were found. Whereas Part I focused on the environment, Part II examines the second and…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Preservice Teacher Education, Developmental Stages, Child Development
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Culclasure, Brooke Taylor; Daoust, Carolyn J.; Cote, Sally Morris; Zoll, Susan – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Montessori education has a long history, but its recent growth in American public schools has led to increased interest in research efforts, particularly in exploring the potential of the Montessori experience to moderate the effects of poverty and in gathering data to evaluate public investment in Montessori schools. To assist research efforts,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Guidelines, Outcomes of Education, Educational History
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Murray, Angela K.; Daoust, Carolyn J.; Chen, Jie – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Researchers who study any intervention must rule out potential alternative explanations for their results by establishing that the program being investigated is implemented with fidelity. Various instructional practices are attributed to the Montessori Method because the term is not legally protected, meaning any school can say it is Montessori…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Measures (Individuals), Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Christensen, Olivia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Montessori teacher education includes an intensive and ongoing teacher transformation. This experience aids in the development of a clearly defined teacher identity. Research on teacher identity broadly has shown that while such an identity can offer guidance and support, it can also limit teachers and prevent them from exploring other strategies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Jones, Anne E.; Henzi, S. P.; Barrett, Louise – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to understand typically developing children's repetitive behavior in a freeplay, daycare setting. By studying repetition in a non-Montessori setting, we tested the assumption that repetition is a characteristic behavior of all young children and not limited to the Montessori environment. Although Maria Montessori…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Repetition, Play, Child Care
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Fleming, David J.; Culclasure, Brooke; Zhang, Daniel – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Prior research has demonstrated that the characteristics of school environments can impact the development of creativity in children. Thus, we explored the construct of creativity in the context of a Montessori environment. We used the Evaluation of Potential Creativity to measure creativity in children during one academic year. The study sample…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Creativity, Grade 3, Elementary School Students