Research

Research

Introduction to Montessori Research

 

NAMTA's commitment to research goes back to its earliest days, when The NAMTA Journal vol. 2, no. 1 carried a bibliography for parents. In 1985, the first NAMTA Montessori Archive was published, compiled by Dr. Mary Maher Boehnlein. After two more print editions (1995 and 2002), NAMTA's comprehensive bibliography of Montessori sources in English from 1909 to the present has been released as a searchable database, The NAMTA Montessori Archive. This unparalleled resource allows users to search more than 16,000 citations, most of which are available from our extensive Archives. Thanks to generous support from The Hershey Foundation, subscriptions to the Montessori Archive are kept very affordable.

 

In addition to its tools for research, NAMTA has teamed with celebrated psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to sponsor a research project coupling Prof. Csikszentmihalyi's "flow" theory with Montessori normalization theory. Current studies from this project have appeared in The NAMTA Journal and are available as free downloads.

 

Research Downloads Research Books from NAMTA 
Montessori Research Summary The ERIC Database

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Welcome back and thank you for your patience as we have been transitioning to new locations, beginning new work with new staff, and refreshing our processes.

Our online store and archives have successfully moved into a new space where all of our publications and media, both for sale and for research via the archives, are housed in one large office/warehouse. Along with the refreshed processes and efficiency this new space brings, we will be implementing new ordering and payment systems for the NAMTA store and updating other member services. We are now filling back orders and will be ready to accept new orders by December 11th.

Our operations are now headquartered in Seattle and are being managed by NAMTA’s longtime president Jacquie Maughan. Please feel free to contact us at staff@montessori-namta.org or call the Seattle office at 206-919-6349.

For additional news and updates, please see the note from the NAMTA officers.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend our conference in Seattle/Tacoma on April 4-7, 2019. This conference will not only explore the most current approaches and uses of technology but will also inspire and enrich our understanding of maintaining our balance with the forces that keep us rooted and connected to humanity through the power of story, the natural world, and creativity. Check back soon for program and registration information.