Some recent research into…



Montessori and mainstream education;

A study published in the US journal, Science (September 29, 2006) shows that
children in Montessori schools have improved behavioural and academic skills
compared with a control group from the mainstream system.  The study is
available at



Home education; the Rothermel study concluded;

“Overall, the home-educated children demonstrated high levels of attainment and good social skills. Common to all families was their flexible approach. The children benefited from parental attention and the freedom to develop their skills at their own pace. Families enjoyed strong bonds and parents were committed to providing a nurturing environment for their children.”

Home-Education: Aims, Practices and Outcomes ; Paula Rothermel
of Durham, 2002