In honour of the 150th anniversary of Maria Montessori‘s birth, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the MIA Marchigiani In America Association invite you to the presentation of Erica Moretti‘s book ‘The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights‘ on April 8.
The author of the book will speak at the event, moderated by Silvia Carlorosi.
Erica Moretti brings back Montessori’s pacifist work as fundamental in both her educational activism and innovative pedagogic practices as applied to refugee children from World War I. She strongly believed that her pedagogical approach would be able to re-habilitate them, physically and mentally. Thanks to her approach, free of blame and constraint, children would reach a peaceful harmony within their own bodies, then expand it into the classroom, bring it home with their family and their immediate environment, finally expand it outward within the nation and the world. Montessori’s classroom, then, would become a gateway to reshaping a peaceful worldwide society opposed to war.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952), illustrious woman from Chiaravalle (AN) a small town in the Marche region, is a worldwide acclaimed educator and physician. Few know that she was also an active and lifelong pacifist.
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