From Forbes.com "The Montessori Comeback," March 27, 2019. "Yale University’s Dr. Mira Debs researches public Montessori programs and compiled a dataset of these freestanding schools.Nearly 100% are schools of choice that use a lottery system to determine which students get in.And of the 168 freestanding public Montessori schools opened between 2000 and 2015, 82% were public charter schools." View list.
Evaluating Montessori Education by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest. An analysis of students' academic and social scores compares a Montessori school with other elementary school education programs. Read article.
Digitization and Divergence: Online School Ratings and Segregation in America. Read article.
Abstract: We analyze whether widespread online access to school quality information affected economic and social segregation in America. We leverage the staged roll-out of GreatSchools.org school ratings across America from 2006-2015 to answer this question. Across a range of outcomes and specifications, we find that the mass availability of school ratings has accelerated divergence in housing values, income distributions, education levels, as well as the racial and ethnic composition across communities. Affluent and more educated families were better positioned to leverage this new information to capture educational opportunities in communities with the best schools. An unintended consequence of better information was less, rather than more, equity in education.
A field experiment examined whether increasing opportunities for face-to-face interaction while eliminating the use of screen-based media and communication tools improved nonverbal emotion–cue recognition in preteens. Continue reading.
Putting a halt to the rising trend in overweight prevalence has high priority in public health policy all over the developed world. Prevention, preferably starting at an early age, is considered as the key strategy to achieve this goal, and considerable effort is put into the design of preventive measures. Continue reading.
This study sought to investigate whether washing dishes could be used as an informal contemplative practice, promoting the state of mindfulness along with attendant emotional and attentional phenomena. Continue to Abstract.
Gallup developed this research study of K-12 superintendents of U.S. public school districts to understand their opinions on important topics and policy issues facing elementary and secondary
education. Continue reading.
In a world first, breakthrough research has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialized settings. Continue reading.
This report summarizes a comprehensive research program undertaken by the Trust for Learning to provide
insight into how and why parents make choices about their children’s early childhood development from birth
through age five. Continue reading.
There is much debate in the literature and in the world of teachers and parents as to the most effective way of building young children’s social capacity: laissez faire, authoritarian or authoritative. Continue reading.
Montessori metod is an education program which is comed about and developed spontaneously and intends to gives children an opportunity to be able to improve themselves and to have freedom of movement and activity in a prepaned environment [sic]. Continue reading.
The stimulating learning environment in the period when Comenius wrote his Didactica Magna (Great Didactic), or when Maria Montessori came up with her original pedagogical concept, greatly differed from the stimulating learning environment at the beginning of this century. Continue reading.
Assessments have been made of 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the
physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those
specific spaces. Continue reading.
Younger children in a school grade cohort may be more likely to receive a diagnosis of attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers because of age-based variation in behavior that may be attributed to ADHD rather than to the younger age of the children. Continue reading.