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Understanding Optimal School Experience: Contributions From Montessori Education


by Kevin Rathunde 2014

After summarizing the results from two studies the author conducted in Montessori middle schools, the chapter discusses nine characteristics of Montessori education in relation to various theoretical perspectives on education and development.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 13, 2014, p. 253-274
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18334, Date Accessed: 6/27/2017 8:23:37 AM

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  • Kevin Rathunde
    University of Utah
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    KEVIN RATHUNDE is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. from the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago in 1989. His research explores two interrelated areas: (a) how optimal experiences (e.g., flow, interest, and intrinsic motivation) impact human development and education; and (b) how characteristics of individuals and social contexts enhance or disrupt such experiences.
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