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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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Taggart, Jessica; Fukuda, Eren; Lillard, Angeline S. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2018
In the United States, children are often given the opportunity to engage in pretend activities; many believe this kind of play benefits children's development (Haight & Miller, 1993; Haight, Masiello, Dickson, Huckeby, & Black, 1994; Parmar, Harkness, & Super, 2004; Roopnarine, 2010). Recent research has shown, though, that when…
Descriptors: Preferences, Montessori Schools, Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Setari, Anthony Philip; Bradley, Kelly D. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to conduct a psychometric validation of a course evaluation instrument, known as a student evaluation of teaching (SET), implemented in a Montessori high school. The authors demonstrate to the Montessori community how to rigorously examine the measurement and assessment quality of instruments used within Montessori…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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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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Debs, Mira C.; Brown, Katie E. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
Students of color comprise a majority in public Montessori school enrollments around the United States, and practitioners are often asked for evidence of the Montessori Method's benefits for these students. This article examines the relevant literature related to the experiences of students of color in public Montessori schools. Research finds…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Montessori Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Scott, Catherine M.; Glaze, Nelda – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
The use of homework has been a controversial topic in education for many years: what types of homework to give, how much, and how often. In previous years, Ocean Montessori School (a pseudonym), the site of this study, offered homework like that of traditional public schools, such as worksheets and rote skill practice. Feeling conflicted about the…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Homework, School Policy, Charter Schools
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Banks, Kira Hudson; Maixner, R. Alex – Journal of Montessori Research, 2016
As the Montessori Method continues its expansion in public education, a social justice lens is needed to analyze its contributions and limitations, given the increase in racial and socioeconomic diversity in the United States. Furthermore, much of the work in Social Justice Education (SJE) focuses on classroom techniques and curriculum,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Montessori Schools
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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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Laski, Elida V.; Vasilyeva, Marina; Schiffman, Joanna – Journal of Montessori Research, 2016
Understanding of base 10 and place value are important foundational math concepts that are associated with higher use of decomposition strategies and higher accuracy on addition problems (Laski, Ermakova, & Vasilyeva, 2014; Fuson, 1990; Fuson & Briars, 1990; National Research Council, 2001). The current study examined base-10 knowledge,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Knowledge Level, Primary Education
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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
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Danner, Natalie; Fowler, Susan A. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2015
Montessori and non-Montessori general education early childhood teachers were surveyed about their attitudes toward including children with disabilities and providing these students access to the curriculum. Both groups reported similar and positive system-wide supports for inclusion within their schools. Montessori teachers reported having less…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, General Education
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Brown, Katie E.; Steele, Aimy S. L. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2015
Research from the past 40 years indicates that Black students in primary and secondary school settings are subjected to exclusionary discipline, including suspension and expulsion, at rates two to three times higher than their White peers (Children's Defense Fund, 1975; Skiba, Michael, Nardo, & Peterson, 2002). Although this phenomenon has…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Racial Differences, Discipline Problems, Disproportionate Representation
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