Overview: Evidence indicates that Montessori education is an effective means to achieve more equi-table student outcomes. Therefore, the mis-sion of the Montessori Science Program is to advance Montessori knowledge and under-standing globally while advancing Montessori practice and access locally. This work is ac-complished through three primary strategies:
• Advancing research that builds evidence around the Montessori method, in particu-lar regarding the effectiveness and imple-mentation of the approach as an equity lever
- • Higher education for Montessori teach-ers: connecting practitioners to current understandings from cognitive and de-velopmental science, anti-bias/anti-racist practices, and educational leadership
- • Advocacy: Facilitating and supporting the local development of Montessori program-ming that reaches underserved children and families
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