Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Sandra Wyner Andrew
Montessori Elementary Education, Montessori Early Childhood
The purpose of this action research was to examine the most effective ways of communicating with parents in the Montessori environment, and to see if incorporating technology and communication skills into the classroom would improve parent-teacher communication and relationships. This study was conducted with the parents of children ages two and a half to six years old in a private Montessori classroom. Classroom management and communication technology in the form of Montessori Compass was introduced into the classroom in order to see the impact on parent-teacher communication. Techniques for improved communication with parents were also used during parent-teacher interactions to order to build stronger relationships. The results of the study were largely positive, with 69% of parents preferring the communication interventions. Further research is implicated in the area of introducing counseling skills to teachers in order to see additional improvement.
Seril, Lindsey A., "Communicating Effectively with Parents in the Montessori Environment" (2015). Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers. 116.