Department of Education

Hanako Shimamura

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: St Cross College

Hanako is a DPhil candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

She is specialised in Child Development and has been involved in early childhood education, especially in Montessori education, for the past 10 years.

Her research focuses on the quality of early childhood education programmes (including Montessori education and the Reggio Emilia approach) and its impact on the development of children’s self-regulation, social-emotional skills, and academic competence.


Executive function, social-emotional skills, and academic achievement in three preschool programmes: pathways to school readiness

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