5/26/2022 • Lawrence, KS • New Montessori online bibliography hosted at the University of Kansas
5/26/2022 • Lawrence, KS • A new, comprehensive Montessori online bibliography, the Montessori Bibliography Online (MBO), is now available at the Center for Montessori Research (CMR), a center within the University of Kansas (KU) Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI).
KU Today reports that “Scholars and researchers investigating the Montessori model of education now have a robust tool to aid their efforts.” “This bibliography supports systems for making more research around Montessori happen and improving the quality of the research that’s done,” said Angela Murray, director of the Center for Montessori Research.
Up to now, references to published material about Maria Montessori, Montessori education, and the Montessori movement have been scattered across a range of sources in print and online, including the North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA) Montessori Bibliography (currently offline) and the Montessori: Bibliografia Internazionale / International Bibliography, 1896–2000, published by the Opera Nazionale Montessori.
The MBO collects more than 37,000 citations from these sources and many others, and provides links to digital versions of 25% of the cited sources. Thanks to support from Agile Technology Solutions (ATS), the AAI’s software and technology center, the database can be searched and filtered “on parameters such as author, date, publication type, keywords and more.”
The full story of the development and details of the MBO can be found in The Montessori Bibliography Online: A Resource for the Global Montessori Community in the spring 2022 edition of the Journal for Montessori Research.
David worked in private Montessori for more than twenty years as a parent, three-to-six year-old and adolescent teacher, administrator, writer, speaker, and advocate. In 2016 he began working with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. David lives in Portland, Oregon.