Integrating Montessori Principles in Mental Health Education

  • Linda Addie Sarpong Zhejiang Gongshang University
  • Yunhong Hao School of Business Administration (SBA), Zhejiang Gongshang University.
Keywords: Montessori; Education; Health; Children.


This research paper will seek to address the ensuing principal research question: “What has been the role of early childhood education for the mentally ill child?” The Montessori principles which can be found in the proposed research lies in the fact that relative research undertaken on the role of mentally ill children’s education still continue to be in its infancy stage. There are a number of academic publications which have focused on the identification of key areas in need of further study between students’ social, emotional well-being, mental health and their school success as well as academic achievement. This research aims to investigate to what extent Maria Montessori‘s argument could be significant for today’s educational policies for the mentally ill. Montessori studied her mentally disabled patients, listening and carefully noting their response to her attempts to implement Séguin's educational methods, as well as their progress in becoming increasingly independent and verbal. The study will target this void by enunciating, refining and encompassing some of the recent hypothetical viewpoints of Montessori education and mental care.


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How to Cite
Sarpong, L. A., & Hao, Y. (2018). Integrating Montessori Principles in Mental Health Education. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 11(5), 2247-2252. Retrieved from