Montessori Research

Browse the links below to find Montessori-related materials as well as additional research publications that are relevant to the KU Center for Montessori Research.

American Montessori Society (AMS)

The AMS website includes a research library with links to research activities, dissertations and theses, conference handouts, journal articles, white papers, action research and resources for research. Of particular interest is a series of annotated bibliographies of Montessori-related articles published in non-Montessori, peer-reviewed publications available through the research library.

Association Montessori Internationale / Global (AMI)

The AMI website includes information about the organization’s research work as well as links to research studies.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. It is a valuable, free, regularly updated resource for locating Montessori research. 

Journal of Montessori Research

The Journal of Montessori Research advances knowledge of Montessori education through both empirical research studies and critical reviews of the literature. It is available in an open-access forum.

Montessori Bibliography Online 


The Montessori Bibliography Online is a database with over 40,000 citation entries aimed to make information about Montessori education and the Montessori movement more accessible. The database includes links to digitized source materials (where available) and consolidates references into a comprehensive repository with a robust search capability.

Montessori Research Interest Group on Facebook

The Facebook Montessori Research Interest Group comprises more than 5,000 individuals worldwide. Information about Montessori research and non-Montessori research relevant to Montessori education is regularly shared and discussed. Membership in this public group is required for commenting and posting.

North American Montessori Teachers’ Association Archive (NAMTA)

The NAMTA Montessori Archive is a comprehensive index of Montessori periodicals.

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