Montessori research continues to grow with more and more studies published each year. We are excited to highlight three Montessori articles that were featured in a recent special issue of Early Child Development and Care.
- A Study on the Effect of Montessori Education on Self-Regulation Skills in Preschoolers by Tiryaki, et al., found that children in Montessori Early Childhood classrooms had higher levels of self-regulation and attention/impulse control than children in the control group.
- Math Achievement Outcomes Associated with Montessori Education by Basargekar and Lillard, reviewed published studies and identified common characteristics that resulted in more positive math outcomes for Montessori students.
- Montessori as an Alternative Early Childhood Education by Lillard, explored how Montessori education resolves two dichotomies in Early Childhood education—between work and play and between structure and freedom.
Check out these new research articles that study inclusion, standardized test proficiency, Montessori philosophy, and more.
- An Expansion of Practice: Special Education and Montessori Public School by Au Coin and Berger, uncovered themes for successful inclusion in public Montessori schools such as shared planning, communication, mutual respect, shared vision, and joint trust despite philosophical differences.
- Standardized Test Proficiency in Public Montessori Schools by Snyder, Tong, and Lillard, compared standardized test proficiency in public Montessori districts and found favorable results.
- The Moral Philosophy of Maria Montessori by Frierson, lays out the moral theory of Maria Montessori and her philosophy of a moral life.
- Montessori Education in Kansas City, Missouri from 1988 – 2005: Race, the Dottoressa, and the Pink Tower by Murray, Davis, and Ellerbeck, traces the history of public Montessori schools in Kansas City, MO as they emerged from the district’s $2 billion court ordered desegregation efforts.