Montessori Education is Highly Effective
While research which specifically addresses the effectiveness of specific learning approaches are limited and are difficult to implement, those studies which have examined alternative educational approache tend to indicate that use of the Montessori materials and guided self discovery results in better outcomes than traditional education systems.
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