Evaluating Montessori Education

  title={Evaluating Montessori Education},
  author={A. Lillard and N. Else-Quest},
  pages={1893 - 1894}
An analysis of students9 academic and social scores compares a Montessori school with other elementary school education programs. 
Math achievement outcomes associated with Montessori education
ABSTRACT The math curriculum of the Montessori system of education for children ages 3–12 is distinctive, incorporating multiple manipulatives and educational practices which have theoretical andExpand
Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2007-2009.
MONTESSORI LIFE ISSUE 2, 2010 Besançon, M. & Lubart, T. (2007). Differences in the development of creative competencies in children schooled in diverse learning environments. Learning and IndividualExpand
High School Outcomes for Students in a Public Montessori Program
Abstract The study compares two groups of students who graduated from high school in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) during 1997–2001. Students who had participated in MPS Montessori programs fromExpand
Montessori and Non-Montessori Early Childhood Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion and Access
Montessori and non-Montessori general education early childhood teachers were surveyed about their attitudes towards including children with disabilities and providing access in their classrooms. Expand
Do Children in Montessori Schools Perform Better in the Achievement Test? A Taiwanese Perspective
AbstractThe study examines whether elementary school students in Taiwan who had received Montessori education achieved significantly higher scores on tests of language arts, math, and social studiesExpand
What Belongs in a Montessori Primary Classroom? Results from a Survey of AMI and AMS Teacher Trainers.
Lillard and Else-Quest (2006) studied a group of children, some of whom attended a Milwaukee public Montessori school, and others who attended other types of kindergarten programs, and found that theExpand
Do Children in Montessori Schools Perform Better in the Achievement Test? A Taiwanese Perspective
The study examines whether elementary school students in Taiwan who had received Montessori education achieved significantly higher scores on tests of language arts, math, and social studies thanExpand
The purpose of this study was to compare two educational approaches of prescholastic education in a rural setting. Two kindergartens were sampled, one of the federal system, one of the state systemExpand
Rethinking Education: Montessori’s Approach
More than 100 years ago, an Italian physician began designing an education system with the expressed purpose of helping children thrive to their full potential, rather than pass tests. PsychologyExpand


The Montessori Method
  • L. Witmer
  • Medicine
  • The Psychological clinic
  • 1914
To fully understand the Montessori Method, also known as individual learning or progressive learning, it is necessary to trace the history and development of the philosophy, and review the various principles and uses of the teaching methodology in pre-K, K-12 and special education programs. Expand
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
by Betty Hart, Todd R. Risley, Baltimore: Brookes, 1995 268 pages
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
Foreword by Renilde Montessori 1. An Answer to the Crisis in Education 2. The Impact of Movement on Learning and Cognition 3. Choice and Perceived Control 4. Interest in Human Learning 5. ExtrinsicExpand
The National Randomized Field Trial of Success for All: Second-Year Outcomes
This article reports literacy outcomes for a 2-year longitudinal student sample and a combined longitudinal and “in-mover” (i.e., those students who moved into the study schools between the initialExpand
Early Child Care and Children’s Development in the Primary Grades: Follow-Up Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care
Associations between early child care and children’s functioning though the end of third grade were examined. Some of the relations that had been detected before children’s school entry wereExpand
Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children
  • S. Suter
  • European Journal of Pediatrics
  • 2005
This book, written by two developmental psychologists, summarizes their work on the language acquisition skills of one to three-year-old children in American families. In their very thoroughlyExpand
Theories of Mind in Transition: A Microgenetic Study of the Development of False Belief Understanding
Microgenetic methods were used to document young children's (N = 36; M age = 3;5) acquisition of false belief (FB) understanding and investigate developmental mechanisms. A control group received noExpand
Early reading acquisition and its relation to reading experience and ability 10 years later.
First-grade reading ability was reliably linked to exposure to print, as assessed in the 11th grade, even after 11th-gradeReading comprehension ability was partialed out, indicating that the rapid acquisition of reading ability might well help develop the lifetime habit of reading, irrespective of the ultimate level of reading comprehension ability that the individual attains. Expand
How much does childhood poverty affect the life chances of children
This study examines the impact of the level of income and the timing of economic deprivation in childhood on completed schooling in the US. Data were obtained from the Panel Study of Income DynamicsExpand
How the Mind Reads Other Minds
Understanding what others are thinking is a human exclusive. Now researchers are tracking how the brain performs this feat and speculating about how it evolved.