25th International Montessori Congress

Congress Papers

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Additional papers will be added as they become available.

Opening Ceremony
Montessori’s Cosmic Vision - Mary Hayes
The Totality of Montessori - Annette Haines

Congress Papers
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The Essence of Education
The Foundation of the Human Being - Dr. Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro
A Change Within: Removing Obstacles to Development - Lynne Lawrence
Reverence for Life - Maria, S. Matsumoto
Work: A Vital Instinct - Baiba Krumins Grazzini
Reality: The Most Powerful and Integral Key to the World - Silvia C. Dubovoy, Ph.D.
Liberty: Spiritual Freedom and Moral Responsibility - Eduardo J. Cuevas G.

The Esence of Service
Montessori’s Vision of Service - André Roberfroid
The Education of Tibetan Children in Exile - Mrs. Jetsun Pema (paper deliverd by Tenzin Choegyal)
The Resiliency of the Human Spirit - Reverend Bill Crews
One Person Can Make a Difference - Cheryl R. Ferreira

The Essential Mandate
Working Together to Combat Child Labour - Maria Gabriella Lay
Montessori Erdkinder: The Social Evolution of the Little Community - David Kahn
Montessori: A Vital Approach to Education for Children and Potential Teachers in Remote Areas of Australia - Jean Little
In the Horse or On It - Don Anderson (paper delivered by Ian Mackie)
The Century Past: The Montessori Revolution in Retrospect - Monte Kenison
The Century Forward: A Vision of the Montessori Movement for the Next Century - Molly O’Shaughnessy
Our Essential Mandate - Renilde Montessori