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9th Annual Research Poster Session

Friday, March 10 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Facilitators: Angela K. Murray, Sherry L. Schweighardt

Target Audience: All

Review the latest findings in Montessori research by circulating among a display of project posters on a range of pressing topics. Research authors will be on hand, eager to discuss and explain their work to you. This year’s topics examine case studies and a wide range of Montessori issues, including classroom practices and outcomes in public and private schools across the country.


  • "Early Childhood Montessori Students Attainment of Kindergarten Common Core Language Standards," Angela K. Murray, PhD; Carolyn Daoust, PhD; Anita P. Amos, PhD
  • "A Study of Montessori Education in South Carolina Public Schools," Ginny Riga, EdD; Brooke Culclasure, PhD
  • "Creativity in Montessori Adolescent Programs," Katie E. Brown, PhD; Phil Dosmann
  • "Opening the Doors: Cultural Issues in Start up Constructivist Education Programs in China," Jill Lynn Stansbury, Bonnie Qian
  • "Homework Policy in Montessori Schools: A Follow-up Study," Tracey N. Sulak, PhD; Janet H. Bagby, PhD
  • "Autonomous Motivation: Self-Determination Theory and the Montessori Method," Jack D. Eiford; Patrick R. Frierson, PhD
  • "Discovering Early Experiences that Correlate to an Empowered and Flourishing Adulthood: An Ontological/Phenomenological Exploration," AnaMaria Rivera, EdD
  • "Incorporating Gross Motor Movement Works into an Infant Environment," Elyssa Boulet
  • "The Effects of Teaching Cultural Awareness at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center," Cara L. McCain
  • "Montessori Perspectives on Newcomer Socialization," Holly Earnest
  • "Montessori and Social Justice – overlap, potential, and areas for growth," Erin R. Trondson
  • "Doing Number Talks With Preservice Teachers As Preparation For Future Classroom Practice," Laura Lackner Saylor, PhD

About the Facilitators

Angela K. Murray

Angela K. Murray, PhD, is an assistant research professor at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, AMS senior researcher & coordinator, and editor of the Journal of Montessori Research.

Sherry L. Schweighardt

Sherry L. Schweighardt, PhD, is a faculty member at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, where she specializes in public health and active living, and an instructor at Princeton Center Teacher Education in Princeton, NJ.

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