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Now available online: Recently published study on improved academic achievement with Transcendental Meditation

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3 September 2011

A study published in the journal Education in March, which found that the Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective approach to improve math and English academic achievement in low-performing students, is now available online.

The study—''Academic achievement and transcendental meditation: a study with at-risk urban middle school students''—was published in the Spring 2011 issue of Education, and can now be accessed online via BNET (the CBS Interactive Business Network). Click here to read the study.

According to an article featured in Medical News Today when the study was first published in March, it was conducted at a public middle school in California, USA, with 189 students who were below proficiency level in English and math.

Students who practiced the Transcendental Meditation program showed significant increases in math and English scale scores and performance level scores over a one-year period.

''This initial research, showing the benefits of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation program on academic achievement, holds promise for public education,'' said Sanford Nidich, EdD, lead author and professor of education at Maharishi University of Management.

''The findings suggest that there is an easy-to-implement, value-added educational program which can help low-performing minority students begin to close the achievement gap,'' said Dr. Nidich.

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