Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dr. Angeline Lillard: High Fidelity Montessori Programs

Dr. Angeline Lillard has a new article out in the (peer-reviewed) Journal of School PsycholoyPreschool children’s development in classic Montessori, supplemented Montessori, and conventional programs. It is a professional journal, so they charge $35 for the full version.  From the abstract:

Research on the outcomes of Montessori education is scarce and results are inconsistent. …To test whether outcomes vary according to implementation fidelity, we examined preschool children enrolled in high fidelity classic Montessori programs, lower fidelity Montessori programs that supplemented the program with conventional school activities, and, for comparison, conventional programs. … children in Classic Montessori programs … showed significantly greater school-year gains on outcome measures of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, and social problem-solving, suggesting that high fidelity Montessori implementation is associated with better outcomes than lower fidelity Montessori programs or conventional programs.

h/t Julia Volkmann

Upcoming AMS Webinar: Outcomes

Upcoming AMS Webinar “Seeing the ‘Invisible’: Demystifying Montessori Outcomes” streams this Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm ET.  Registration, at $45 (members)/$65 (non-members), at the link above.  AMS hosts a series of Webinars once or twice a month.

“Montessori Charter Schools Thriving in Lakeland”

An article in The Ledger, a small daily in Polk County, Florida, ran a detailed article about two long-standing Montessori charter schools in Lakeland, Florida (Lakeland Montessori and Lakeland Montessori Middle School) moving towards AMS certification.  Not world news, but nice coverage of public Montessori in local media.