Dr. Hughes's research has found that Maria Montessori's brain-based approach to education provides an unparalleled foundation for the development of academic, social and executive functions critical for advanced problem solving and lifetime success. His research has demonstrated how Montessori education parallels what we now know about brain development and fosters the development of advanced cognitive functions, social cognition and such higher-order competencies as empathy and leadership.
Here are some clips of Dr. Hughes discussing Montessori and his research findings.
Is there any current research on the benefits of a Montessori education?
Dr. Steven Hughes Discusses Montessori - Part 1
What role will Montessori play in the future of education?
Dr. Steven Hughes Discusses Montessori - Part 2
Dr Steven Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education