This research examined the level of purpose development amongst Montessori sixth graders through the use of an in-person, paper-and-pencil survey, the RYPS (Bundick et al., 2006). It is suggested that Montessori students are highly prepared to consider their purpose in life as defined by Damon and colleagues (2003) because of the values of Cosmic Education. Survey responses were counted and averaged using an on-line spreadsheet program. The sample was found to be purposeful at a higher rate, 34%, than other samples (Damon, 2008; Moran, 2009), and 54% espoused a sense of purpose. It is concluded that adults seeking to educate young people for purpose development examine the uses and benefits of Montessori education.
|Advisor:||Casquejo Johnston, Luz|
|School:||Saint Mary's College of California|
|Department:||School of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Elementary education, Montessori education, Positive youth development, Purpose development|
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