July 17, 2024

John Broome Invited to Present at Education Conference

John P. Broome, assistant professor in curriculum & instruction and director of undergraduate secondary education and preK-12 education in the College of Education, has been invited to present his study on civic engagement in an alternative learning environment at the American Montessori Society (AMS) 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 14th, 2013.

The study entitled, “Reflecting on The Civic Mission of Schools: Lessons from a Montessori Middle School” examined how the Montessori curriculum and educational practices address civic engagement in a U.S. Montessori middle school. He further analyzed how the curriculum compared against U.S. civic education recommendations and investigated students’ observable civic engagement in that environment.

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education in the United States. AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. Founded in 1960, the organization has nearly 13,000 members worldwide.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.