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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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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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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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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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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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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