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Purpose Development in Montessori Elementary Students
by Skau, Alexandra, M.A., Saint Mary's College of California, 2017, 122; 10685984
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Casquejo Johnston, Luz
Commitee: Chambers, Patricia
School: Saint Mary's College of California
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Elementary education
Keywords: Elementary education, Montessori education, Positive youth development, Purpose development
Publication Number: 10685984
ISBN: 978-0-438-15964-8
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