Education And Peace by Maria MontessoriSome quotes form the book:
“An education that is merely a blind struggle between the strong and the weak can only produce an inefficient man, weakened and enslaved, a man whose growth has been stunted” (22).
“…the cause of war does not lie in armaments, but in the men who make use of them”(25).
“…only two things are needed in order to establish peace in the world: above all, a new type of man, a better humanity; then an environment that should no longer set a limit to the infinite desire of man” (26-7).
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It can seem like a strange paradox — that we should prioritise the needs of the individual in a Montessori classroom, while at the same time talking about peace and the unity of the environment as a whole. How is that possible? In fact, it is by taking responsibility for our own actions as individuals that we best contribute to the peace and unity of the wider communities we are part of. When individuals are honoured — for the very fact of their individuality — they are able to run their own race, be true to who they are — and in return, honour the other individuals around them. Divisiveness happens when competition is the name of the game — when children are compared to one another, with rankings, gold stars and external rewards for the chosen few. For one to go up, others must come down so it is very tempting to trample on others in the race to the top. In a Montessori classroom, each child is so engrossed in what they are doing — because they have chosen it for themselves and it is the exact right activity for them at that moment — they are unperturbed as to what their peers may be working on across the room.
Collected together in this book are those public addresses, in which Dr. Montessori first came to grips with the problem of the future of humanity, and gave passionate expression to her insight on the form education must take to be able to help the world in its present circumstances. Meant for the parents and teachers of children under age 6. Taking into account the biological and psychological aspects of child development, the Montessori approach urges adults towards a new outlook from which childcare will change from drudgery and repression, to joyous collaboration with nature. Mario M.
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Maria Montessori was born on August 31, , in Chiaravalle, Italy. In she was placed in charge of the Casa dei Bambini school. By , more than 1, Montessori schools had opened in the United States. By the Montessori movement had faded, but it was revived in the s. She died May 6, , in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. Maria Montessori was born on August 31, , in the provincial town of Chiaravalle, Italy, to middle-class, well-educated parents.