Parent Education in Montessori Early Childhood

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Title Parent Education in Montessori Early Childhood
Creator Molly Anne McDowell
Subject Early childhood; Montessori method; Montessori philosophy; parent education; parent involvement; child development; alternative education; Montessori in the home; consistency between school and home; MEd
Description The purpose of this study was to determine how effective parent education was as a part of an early childhood Montessori classroom. The school is situated in a highly educated and affluent community. Working with 15 parents from my classroom, I created 6 different handouts that had tips of the week based on the Montessori philosophy and early childhood development. By educating families on the Montessori method and ways to create a child friendly environment at home, it was hoped that children would benefit from bridging the gap between the school and the home. For this phenomenological study, data was collected over a three-month period. The data sources included parent surveys, interviews, and researchers journal to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the parent education efforts. Results indicated that parents had little commitment to the process and that time constraints were an issue for them. However, parents were welcoming to any kind of information and when used, found the information helpful in their child's education. I plan to continue my parent education program with a blog site and parent education meetings.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2017-08
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2017, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s63f8j7q
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2017-10-03
Date Modified 2017-10-03
ID 1277276
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63f8j7q
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