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Murray, Angela – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
The American public generally recognizes the name "Montessori" because so many schools across the country and around the world use the Montessori name. However, the Montessori community has long believed that misunderstandings abound. A recent dissertation study quantified Montessori awareness and identified misconceptions in particular for those…
Descriptors: Motivation, Montessori Method, Misconceptions, Child Development
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Murray, Angela – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
Montessori's theories, developed more than 100 years ago, certainly resonate with current psychological research on improving education. Autonomy, interest, competence, and relatedness form the foundation for three contemporary efforts to organize the vast literature on motivation into a parsimonious theory. These four elements also comprise…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Educational Practices, Montessori Method, Elementary Schools
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Murray, Angela; Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
Currently, the Montessori community is increasing its focus on the importance of research. The purpose of this article is to provide some background for critical readers of research related to Montessori education and to provide the tools to implement these findings in one's own Montessori work. Research articles are generally organized in a way…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Montessori Method, Research Methodology, Publications
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Murray, Angela; Peyton, Vicki – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Public Montessori elementary schools have two challenges: They strive to achieve a child-centered Montessori environment and must also address the demands of state and federal requirements developed for more traditional educational settings. This study analyzes how schools were operating on both fronts. On the one hand, the study measured the…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Elementary Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement