About the Center for Montessori Research (CMR)

CMR conducts and supports research to provide evidence that is specific to Montessori environments and that examines its potential influence on the broader fields of education and human development. We engage in collaborative research, evaluation, and dissemination activities for building a robust body of knowledge so that Montessori education and philosophy will benefit all children. Montessori philosophy and pedagogy is individualized and hands-on, with a long-term, whole-child perspective and is rooted in a collective sense of well-being that aims to promote peace.

The center is housed within the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas, which offers resources and expertise in psychometrics, curriculum and instruction, test development, editing, web design, software development, computer science, and event planning. AAI also provides access to countless resources available through the university, including libraries and conference facilities.

The CMR Mission and Strategy

Discover the center's mission and strategy to assemble a body of knowledge and provide children with the necessary resources to succeed.

Want to learn more about CMR?

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