The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), with which Montessori Northwest is affiliated, was founded by Maria Montessori in 1929 to protect the integrity of her life’s work. AMI upholds these origins by maintaining core functions that include overseeing/developing Montessori teacher training around the world, organizing conferences, overseeing the publication of Montessori’s work, and many other endeavors.
One of these ‘other endeavors’ is the publication of a periodic journal. This publication includes articles by Dr Montessori as well as scholarly papers on Montessori and related topics. Currently, two issues are published each year.
The most recent AMI Journal is a definitive double-issue reviewing Montessori literature on the psychology and implementation of peace on earth. It’s made extra special for two additional reasons:
- It reprints in book size NAMTA's exhibit, Guided by Nature, that appeared at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in Portland.
- It features the article “A Sharp Call to the Public Conscience: Maria Montessori and the Social Party of the Child” by Ginni Sackett.
Ginni Sackett, one of MNW’s very own Directors of Primary Training, is also an AMI consultant and examiner. She is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide.
The AMI Journal is typically only available to AMI members, but we’ve received permission to make available Ginni’s great article for you to enjoy and share.
If you’re interested in obtaining the full journal for yourself, it can be purchased here.