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Article

Parents’ Reasons for Sending Their Child to Montessori Schools

Available from: University of Kansas Libraries

Publication: Journal of Montessori Research, vol. 4, no. 1

Pages: 1-13

Americas, Montessori method of education, North America, Parent Attitudes, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: Although the Montessori Method of education is more than 100 years old, the number of Montessori schools in the United States has exponentially increased since 1990. Montessori methods and practices can be complex and difficult for parents to understand, even among parents whose child attends Montessori schools. Moreover, it is unclear why parents decide to enroll their child in Montessori schools. This study presents the results of a survey administered to 124 parents whose children were enrolled in 3 Montessori schools in Massachusetts. Findings indicate that 4 reasons motivated parents’ choice of Montessori education: attraction to Montessori principles, perceived fit with the Montessori philosophy or school, anticipated outcomes, and attraction to the Montessori classroom. These findings indicate that, to support parents’ decision-making, Montessori administrators should invest in parental and public awareness about Montessori education and provide prospective families with specific information related to school fit, classroom environment, and long-term student outcomes.

Language: English

DOI: 10.17161/jomr.v4i1.6714

ISSN: 2378-3923

Article

Factors That Influence Parents' Choice of Pre-Schools Education in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study

Available from: International Journal of Business and Social Science

Publication: International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol. 2, no. 15

Pages: 115-128

Asia, Malaysia, Montessori method of education, Southeast Asia, Parents - Perceptions, School choice, Southeast Asia, ⛔ No DOI found

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Abstract/Notes: The objective of this study is to identify the important factors contribute most to parents' choice of pre-school for their children. Parents' choice of pre-school is influenced by various factors that are mostly associated with the pre-school institution itself. Parent have different educational believes and preferences which puts them in a dilemma when making decision for their children pre-school education. it is important for pre-school businesses to meet the needs of both parents and children in order to attract and retain their customer. Data was collected using a survey questionnaire. The sample consisted of 162 parents who have pre-school children. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify the predictor variables that contributed to the choice of pre-schools. The main factors that influence parents' choice of pre-schools are branding, private-run institutions, safety and security, quality of teaching and hygiene. English medium and religion-based pre-schools are the preferred pre-schools chosen by these parents.

Language: English

ISSN: 2219-1933, 2219-6021

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Using Virtual Parent Education Events on Montessori Toddler Parents' Participation, Understanding and Confidence

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this research was to study the effects of using an online platform to host parent education events, on parent participation, understanding of Montessori principles, as well as confidence in applying said principles with their children. I completed the research through a four-week parent education intervention. The participants were 11 parents at a private, urban Montessori school. I collected data through pre- and post-intervention questionnaires, attitude scales, parent feedback forms, and teacher’s observational records of parents’ questions and comments during and after the event. Through the intervention, parent knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles, parent engagement, and parent confidence in applying Montessori principles increased. Parents enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of the online format. The research confirms virtual platforms as effective tools for parent education in today’s technology-saturated world. Technology is a thing that is familiar to today’s parents and can be utilized more specifically and intentionally by schools, administrators, and educators to connect parents to student learning activities and to support their growth as parents.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Article

Talks from Parents: Parents Shouldn't Be Passive... What Should They Be?

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 12

Public Montessori

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Language: English

Article

Political Parents: Parents Have Inspired Growth of Public Montessori Programs; Could They Become a Threat?

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 3, no. 2

Pages: 1

Public Montessori

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation

Public Perceptions of Montessori Education

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Americas, Montessori method of education - Perceptions, North America, Public perception, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: This study provides insight into the American public's perceptions of Montessori education one hundred years after its inception. The study is based on responses from an online survey with 1,520 members of an internet panel which was stratified to reflect the U.S. population based on age, ethnicity, gender, region, and income. The study answered research questions regarding how much the general public knows about Montessori education, perceptions of Montessori education and the attitudes and demographic characteristics that are associated with positive perceptions of Montessori education. The study found high awareness of the term "Montessori," but lower knowledge of the specifics of Montessori education. Generally favorable perceptions of Montessori education were also discovered along with less widespread evidence of commonly reported criticisms. Finally, and not surprisingly, familiarity with Montessori education led to more positive opinions of Montessori education as did stronger beliefs that schools should play a role in children's development beyond academics.

Language: English

Published: Lawrence, Kansas, 2008

Article

Grandparents: A Treasured Resource [Grandparent's Day]

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 1, no. 4

Pages: 10

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

"To Be Strict on Your Own”: Black and Latinx Parents Evaluate Discipline in Urban Choice Schools

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: American Educational Research Journal, vol. 56, no. 5

Pages: 1896-1929

African American community, African Americans, Latin American community, Public Montessori, Montessori schools, Public Montessori, School choice

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Abstract/Notes: The proliferation of urban “no-excuses” charter schools has been justified by arguing that Black and Latinx parents want strict discipline. In this article, we examine what discipline means to Black and Latinx families at two popular choice options: a no-excuses charter and two public Montessori magnets. We found that parents viewed discipline as more than rule-following, valuing also self-discipline and academic discipline. While no-excuses parents supported an orderly environment, many found the discipline restrictive. Parents in the Montessori schools, by contrast, praised student autonomy but questioned whether the freedom was preparing their students academically. Our findings reveal a gap between what Black and Latinx parents want and what choice schools and local school choice markets have on offer.

Language: English

DOI: 10.3102/0002831219831972

ISSN: 0002-8312, 1935-1011

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Nudging Parents Towards Parent Education Emails

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This research studied the effects three different styles of email content has on sustained parent interest. Emailing is a cost-effective way of offering parents a glimpse inside their child’s classroom; but if parents do not engage with the emails or correspond with the teacher, the effort may be ineffective.. Over six weeks, 81 primary (3 to 6 years-old) parents at a small suburban Montessori school received one of three weekly emails containing photos or text intended to teach parents about Montessori education. The data suggests parents value photos rather than text. Teachers may see sustained engagement by sending regular photo-heavy emails of a number of children working followed by a brief caption. Text-heavy emails meant to describe the Montessori principles or materials should be created in advance, and be easily replicable and customized.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2018

Bachelor's Thesis

Motivace rodičů pro volbu Montessori předškolního vzdělávání / Motivation of parents to choose Montessori preschool education

Available from: Univerzita Karlova Institutional Repository

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Abstract/Notes: This bachelor thesis Motivation of parents to choose Montessori preschool education is divided in two parts-theoretical and practical. In the theoretical part I described what is Montessori, who was Maria Montessori, how does Montessori look like now, what are the main principles of this education, how important is a role of a teacher and prepared environment and the end of this chapter was about a relationship between parents and education. The practical part was based on a questionnaire survey that was send among parents who have their children in Montessori kindergarten. The results show that parents choose Montessori especially because they sympathize with Montessori philosophy and it´s principles. For parents the most important were individual approach of teachers to children, kids learning responsibility and mutual respect.

Language: Czech

Published: Prague, Czechia, 2020

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