Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Montessori Early Childhood, Montessori Elementary Education
The purpose of this research was to study the effects of using an online platform to host parent education events, on parent participation, understanding of Montessori principles, as well as confidence in applying said principles with their children. I completed the research through a four-week parent education intervention. The participants were 11 parents at a private, urban Montessori school. I collected data through pre- and post-intervention questionnaires, attitude scales, parent feedback forms, and teacher’s observational records of parents’ questions and comments during and after the event. Through the intervention, parent knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles, parent engagement, and parent confidence in applying Montessori principles increased. Parents enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of the online format. The research confirms virtual platforms as effective tools for parent education in today’s technology-saturated world. Technology is a thing that is familiar to today’s parents and can be utilized more specifically and intentionally by schools, administrators, and educators to connect parents to student learning activities and to support their growth as parents.
Tuquero Rana, Katrina. (2020). The effects of using virtual parent education events on Montessori toddler parents' participation, understanding and confidence. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/358