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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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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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Zoll, Susan – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
This article highlights archived documents pertaining to a 25-year experimental classroom implemented by Clara Craig, then supervisor of training at the Rhode Island Normal School. Craig is notable as she was the only participant in the first International Montessori Training Course in Rome, Italy, in 1913, to gain approval from the Rhode Island…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Educational Experiments, Educational History
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Lillard, Angeline S.; Heise, Megan J. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2016
Montessori classrooms vary in the degree to which they adhere to Maria Montessori's model, including in the provision of materials. Specifically, some classrooms use only Montessori materials, whereas others supplement the Montessori materials with commercially available materials like puzzles and games. A prior study suggested such…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Instructional Materials, Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests
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Christensen, Olivia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2016
This phenomenological case study was conducted to better understand the experience of a Montessori teacher in a leadership role. A veteran Montessori teacher, newly hired by an established Montessori preschool, was interviewed over the course of her first year in the position. A critical discourse analysis revealed multiple social identities that…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Phenomenology, Case Studies, Leadership Role
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Casquejo Johnston, Luz Marie – Journal of Montessori Research, 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.…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Grade 7, Early Adolescents, Self Determination
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Debs, Mira C. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2016
As public Montessori schools rapidly expand through the United States, the question then arises: What population of students do the schools serve? This study presents a new empirical data set examining the racial and economic diversity of 300 whole-school, public Montessori programs open in 2012-2013, where the entire school uses the Montessori…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Student Diversity, Public Schools, Racial Composition
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Epstein, Ann – Journal of Montessori Research, 2015
Teachers of young children work closely with families. One component of teacher-family partnerships is teachers' understanding of family priorities and stressors. This study examines Montessori Early Childhood (ages three through six) teacher perceptions of family priorities and stressors through an analysis of responses to two parallel surveys.…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Stress Variables, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes