The Social Context of Middle School: Teachers, Friends, and Activities in Montessori and Traditional School Environments

@article{Rathunde2005TheSC,
  title={The Social Context of Middle School: Teachers, Friends, and Activities in Montessori and Traditional School Environments},
  author={K. Rathunde and M. Csikszentmihalyi},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={106},
  pages={59 - 79}
}
  • K. Rathunde, M. Csikszentmihalyi
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • The Elementary School Journal
  • This study compared the time use and perceptions of schools, teachers, and friends of approximately 290 demographically matched students in Montessori and traditional middle schools. We used the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and questionnaires and conducted multivariate analyses showing that the Montessori students (a ) reported more positive perceptions of their school environment and their teachers, and (b ) more often perceived their classmates as friends while at school. ESM time… CONTINUE READING
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