Perspectives on Montessori
The pedagogy of Maria Montessori.
Twelve renowned authors from around the world share their views on how the Montessori philosophy has impacted them.The pedagogy of Maria Montessori.
The idea for instigating this book was simple: to provide an international platform for professionals so that they can voice their perspectives on how the Montessori philosophy has impacted them. Our curiosity led us to contact twelve renowned authors from around the world to share their views and we are enormously proud and grateful to present their perspectives in this book.
Our appreciation goes out to Saxion and Thomas More Universities of Applied Sciences who supported the writing and publication of our book. Also, to Joke Verheul of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) who suggested some of the authors and who was very helpful in reviewing the contributions and getting the facts straight. We would also like to thank Chris Willemsen of Nienhuis who helped us in contacting authors. Kay Dixon was deeply involved in editing all chapters, thank you for improving the English and coherence in our book. Lenard Wolters, thank you for having the patience to publish and distribute our work.
But above all, we would like to thank the authors: Marisa Canova, Connie Carballo, Astrid Steverlynck, Leila Chang, Rukmini Ramachandran, Els Mattijssen, Mirjam Stefels, Jan Gaffney, Carla Foster, Nina Johansen, Beata Bednarczuk, André Shearer, Hsien-Wei Lee, Barbara Isaacs, Angeline S. Lillard, Ginni Sacket and Symen van der Zee. Although we did not have the opportunity of meeting most of you beforehand, we got to know you through your stories, passion and love for the work of Maria Montessori. Hat's off to you dear authors! We hope to continue collaborating with you to capitalize on Montessori’s work for a long time to come.