Mortarboard Review

Montessori-Related Dissertations 2022 – 2023




Montessori research, Montessori adolescent education, Montessori dissertations, technology in Montessori education, equity in Montessori education, public Montessori education


This article is the first in a series of planned reviews to be published annually that highlight a selection of dissertations. Some aspects of the selection and review methodology may be adjusted in coming issues as the process is refined to maximize the value to the field. Twenty-three Montessori-related dissertations completed during 2021 and 2022 were identified that represented five broad categories based on topic or subject matter. Two dissertations were selected for inclusion in this review because they represent high-quality research in areas that are of particular relevance and value to the field at this time: (a) public Montessori education and issues of equity and intercultural competence and (b) teacher perspectives and technology.

Author Biographies

Jennifer D. Moss, Emporia State University

Jennifer D. Moss is assistant professor of psychology at Emporia State University.

Joel Parham, JRP Consulting & Research

Joel Parham is an independent archivist and researcher with JRP Consulting & Research.


Bilingual Education Act, Pub. L. No. 90-247, § 81, Stat. 816 (1967).

Crutchfield, J., Phillippo, K. L., & Frey, A. (2020). Structural racism in schools: A view through the lens of the national school social work practice model. Children & Schools, 42(3), 187–193.

Debs, M. C., & Brown, K. E. (2017). Students of color and public Montessori schools: A review of the literature. Journal of Montessori Research, 3(1), 1–15.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Pub. L. No. 89-10, § 79, Stat. 27 (1965).

Equal Educational Opportunities Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1701– 1758 (1974).

Every Student Succeeds Act, 20 U.S.C. § 6301 (2015).

Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 103–382, § 108, Stat. 3518 (1994).

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107–110, § 101, Stat. 1425 (2002).

O’Brien, R., Neman, T., Seltzer, N., Evans, L., & Venkataramani, A. (2020). Structural racism, economic opportunity and racial health disparities: Evidence from U.S. counties. SSM - Population Health, 11, Article 100564.

Park, E., & Murray, A. K. (2023). Montessori education in the digital age. In A. K. Murray, E.-M. Tebano Ahlquist, M. K. McKenna, & M. Debs (Eds.), Handbook of Montessori education. Bloomsbury.




How to Cite

Moss, J. D., & Parham, J. (2023). Mortarboard Review: Montessori-Related Dissertations 2022 – 2023 . Journal of Montessori Research, 9(1).