Call for Poster Session Proposals Is Open


American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

September 1, 2011

Now through December 1, AMS cordially invites submissions of poster session proposals for “The 4th Annual Montessori Research Poster Session.” The session will take place Friday afternoon, March 16, at our 2012 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.

We are looking for research that spans a variety of topics of relevance to Montessori education including (but not limited to) character education, integrated curricular approaches, assessment in public and private school settings, and Montessori standards-based learning.

This year we would particularly like to support presenters who are interested in publishing their findings in Montessori or other educational journals. Members of the AMS Research Committee who have published articles will be on hand to provide guidance.

The session will have terrific visibility in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Although presenters cannot be reimbursed as speakers, names will be published in both the online program book and the on-site program guide.

Our goal is to have dynamic, highly informative posters that will create a stimulating forum to discover, question, and interact with the latest in Montessori research.

To Submit Your Proposal

Send your proposal (1 – 2 pages in length, double-spaced) as an attachment to an e-mail to Maureen Harris by December 1.

Be sure to include:

  • Your full name
  • The complete title of your presentation
  • The name and location of the school, university, program, or other organization with which you are affiliated A 1 – 2 sentence bio—and be sure to tell us if you hold Montessori credentials (if so, at what level(s) and issued by which organization (AMS, AMI, NCME, etc.) and your professional degree(s), either earned or in progress.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed for strengths in the following areas:

  • Focused, succinct research question(s)
  • Connection to Montessori education
  • Relevance to current global issues
  • Relevance to future directions in high quality education
  • Brief description of appropriate methodology
  • Clear analysis of findings (can be on-going)

For More Information

You can find details about our 3rd Annual Montessori Research Poster Session, which took place at our 2011 Annual Conference, on our Web site.

Our online Research Library has a wealth of resources including Montessori dissertations and theses, conference handouts that relate to Montessori research, and more.

If you have questions, please contact Maureen Harris.

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