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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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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
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Walls, Jill K. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
Few if any empirical studies have explicitly examined the home environments of Montessori-educated children or, more specifically, the question of whether Montessori parents reinforce or undermine their child's Montessori education at home. With a convenience sample of 30 parents of toddlers and preschoolers attending a private Montessori school…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Parents as Teachers, Parent Participation, Toddlers
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Hiles, Elisabeth – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
Although the Montessori Method of education is more than 100 years old, the number of Montessori schools in the United States has exponentially increased since 1990. Montessori methods and practices can be complex and difficult for parents to understand, even among parents whose child attends Montessori schools. Moreover, it is unclear why parents…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Parents, Decision Making, School Choice
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Setari, R. Renee; Setari, Anthony P. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
One goal of Erdkinder schools is for students and teachers to provide academic assistance to their peers, particularly to less-knowledgeable ones. However, traditional educational evaluations do not provide a means to investigate the exchange of academic help. This study piloted the use of social network analysis to describe academic assistance…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Montessori Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys
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Saylor, Laura L.; McKenzine, Ginger Kelley; Sacco, Cathy Cebuslski – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
A real-time, multidimensional, professional-development program that is connected to both practice and school culture was delivered to a group of Montessori teachers with the goal of improving teaching practices and increasing student success by exploring the potential benefits of mindfulness, structured reflective practice, and teacher-centered…
Descriptors: Mentors, Montessori Method, Faculty Development, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers)
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Holmes, Catherine – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
This article explores the ways Ngaanyatjarra students in Australia respond to Montessori pedagogy in a remote Aboriginal early childhood context. The article initially presents key literature pertaining to early childhood education, Aboriginal education, and Montessori education in Australia. The qualitative methodology underpinning the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Populations
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Jones, Sara J. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
As technology becomes ubiquitous in society, there is increasing momentum to incorporate it into education. Montessori education is not immune to this push for technology integration. This qualitative study investigates four Upper Elementary Montessori teachers' attitudes toward technology and technology integration in a public school setting.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Montessori Method
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