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The 3rd Annual Montessori Research Poster Session

Friday, March 25 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: All

What are researchers learning about Montessori education in 2011? How are they bringing this research to practice? The 3rd annual Montessori research poster session will provide a forum to discover, question, and interact with the latest in Montessori research. Participants will be free to walk the room to view a gallery of individual research poster displays and interact directly with each Montessori researcher.

2011 Research Posters

1.  “Respectful Indigenous Research within a Montessori Context,” Maureen Harris, MEd.

      Maureen is a doctoral student at the University of Windsor, ON, Canada.

2.  “Character Education as a Means to Building Community and Resolving Conflicts,” 

      Kathryn Kolata, MAEd.

      Katherine is a lower elementary teacher at the Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes 

      in Mishawaka, IN.


3.  “‘Let Us Give Him a Vision of the Whole Universe’: Using Montessori’s Cosmic 

      Curriculum in a Non-Montessori Setting,” Nanette (Sheri) Schonleber, PhD. 

      Sheri is assistant professor of early childhood education at the University of Hawai‘i 

      at Mānoa. 

4.  “Understanding Why Parents Choose Montessori Education: Difference Between 

      Public and Private Montessori School Parents,” Emily Zarybnisky, PhD.

      Emily is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

5.  “The Effect of Props on Supporting Story Retells in the Classroom,” Gay Ward, PhD. 

      Gay is a professor of teacher education at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.

6.  “Autonomy Support and Engagement in Prekindergarten: Results and Future 

      Directions for Montessori and Traditional Programs,” Jennifer Moss.

      Jennifer is a doctoral student in human development and family sciences at Oregon 

      State University in Corvallis, OR.

7.  “Strengthening Families: What Are the Facilitators of, and Barriers to, Family 

      Strengthening Practice Integration in Montessori Programs?,” 

      Jamilah R. Jor’dan, PhD.

      Jamilah is assistant professor in the department of early childhood/primary bilingual 

      education at Chicago State University in Chicago, IL. 

8.  “Empowering Adolescents: A Multiple-Case Study of U.S. Montessori High Schools,” 

      Wendy J. LaRue, PhD.

      Wendy is head of school at Odyssey Montessori in Fredericksburg, VA. 

9.  “Place Attachment: Grade 2 Students' Special Places at their Schools,” 

      Katrina Mosscrop.

      Katrina is a master’s candidate at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, 


10. “Early Childhood Math Lessons: Preliminary Analysis from Montessori 

      Records Xpress (MRX),” Angela Murray, PhD.

      Angela is research coordinator for AMS and a graduate lecturer and research 

      associate at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

11. “The Classroom Practices, Challenges and Beliefs of Public Montessori 

      Elementary Teachers,” Carolyn Daoust, PhD.

     Carolyn is associate professor and elementary coordinator of the Montessori 

       teacher education program at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.

12. “How Do Montessori Students Cope With Transitioning from a Non-Evaluative 

       System to One of Evaluation and Assessment?" Tracy Grisdale.

       Tracy is a student at Brock University, St. Catherine’s, ON, Canada.


13. "A Pilot Study in Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Race and Class in Montessori Education," Jill Stansbury.


       Jill is executive director of All Day Montessori, Chicago, IL.


14. "Montessori Curriculum and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards Crosswalk," Stephanie Conrad.


       Stephanie is a teacher at Montessori Progam Campus School of Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA.


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