- “Montessori school students achieved higher levels of creativity over the 2-year study period than students in the other three Parisian schools.” 2007. Besancon & Lubart, Learning and Individual Differences.
- “Montessori school had significant positive effects on math and science performance.” 2007. Dohrmann, Nishida, Gartner, Lipsky & Grimm, Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
- “Montessori schools in Washington DC, Thailand and India incorporate a sense of ‘international-mindedness’ to cultivate harmony between countries.” 2006. Duckworth, Journal of Peace Education.
- “Montessori created one of the most important pedagogical innovations with her manipulative learning activities.” 2005. Farne’, Topoi.
- “Data indicated significant advantages among Montessori students vs. non-Montessori students in cognitive/academic and social/behavioral skills.” 2006. Lillard & Else-Quest, Science.
- “Private school students, including Montessori students, in Manila attained significantly higher scores on a geographic achievement test.” 2008. Lopez, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
- “Montessori students reported higher social-emotional scores (e.g., intrinsic motivation, flow experience) than the non-Montessori students.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, American Journal of Education.
- “Montessori students had more positive perceptions of their teachers and learning environment and were more likely to call their classmates their friends compared to students in non-Montessori schools.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, Elementary School Journal.
- “Students were more enthusiastic and retention was greater when using Montessori-type methods in science classes.” 2008. Rule & Welch, Science Activities.
- “The Montessori teaching method is advocated as a means of establishing an efficient educational system to serve all students.” 2008. Vettiveloo, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
We have donated the following books to public libraries in order to acquaint the community with our philosophies regarding education, child development and discipline:
|The Absorbent Mind
The Discovery of the Child
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook
Education for Human Development
From Childhood to Adolescence
Maria Montessori: Her Life & Her Work
Montessori A Modern Approach
To Educate the Human Potential
The Continuum Concept
PET Parent Effectiveness Training
Raising a Daughter
Raising a Son
What You Should know About Your Child
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
|The Child in the Family
Education and Peace
Education for a New World
The Formation of Man
The Montessori Method
The Secret of Childhood
Children the Challenge
At Home with Montessori
Our Peaceful Classroom
Peaceful Children, Peaceful World
The Montessori Way
Download “At a Toddler’s Pace” by Duna Strachan, Executive Director, Soaring Wings International Montessori School, Park City, Utah, USA
For more useful literature, or to schedule a personal tour of either of our two Park City-area campuses, contact Soaring Wings to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
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