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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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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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Fraumeni-McBride, Julie P. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2017
Poor literacy rates contribute to low school performance for children across America. In particular, low-income schools continue to struggle with declining literacy rates. Issues with literacy are often attributed to lack of reading comprehension. This study tested the effects of choice on reading comprehension in second- and third-grade students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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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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Block, Corrie Rebecca – Journal of Montessori Research, 2015
A public Montessori school is expected to demonstrate high student scores on standardized assessments to succeed in the current school accountability era. A problem for a public Montessori elementary school is how to make sense of the school's high-stakes assessment scores in terms of Montessori's unique educational approach. This case study…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Accountability, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests