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Education Today and Tomorrow

Hour 1: What is most important in the early and on-going education of a child? We’ll spend this hour with André Roberfroid, President of Association Montessori Internationale and former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for Program and Strategic Planning. He’s in town for the Educateurs sans Frontieres Third International Assembly, which ended today.

  • Kbothager

    Thank you so much for this show.  I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and my twin girls will be starting kindergarten at the PUBLIC Montesorri school here in less than 2 weeks!  We are all very excited and can’t wait to begin.  Thank you again for enlightening me (the parent) on Maria Montesorri.

    Kim Bothager
    (pronounced BO-they-grr)

  • OliveCuteDog

    Loved this show…

  • Anne Nephew

    I have watched this worldwide Montessori group since the 1960s and it has been doing amazing things, especially since the celebration in San Francisco of the 100th anniversary of the Montessori movement. Always visionary, this group has multiplied its energy with the latest technology and recruited the most successful practitioners to become trainers at all age levels. My own five children thrived in Montessori and now my many grandchildren are benefitting! Nothing is more important to the world than its children!
    Anne Nephew

  • ama

    I went to a Montessori school until I was 11 years old. I could not be a biggest advocate for Montessori. It was that strong foundation that I considered the most valuable of all of my academic experiences…until I became AMI primary and elementary trained. I love Montessori because we look at the child as a human being!  We show them many interesting things like Math and Language, but we also show them compassion and love in a very natural way.  I love being able to give back to the world in this way!  

  • Connie Black

    For some years now research has shown how important early childhood education experiences are, literally shaping the future of children as they grow into adulthood.  How wonderful to hear of an approach that lays the foundation of those “soft skills” of patience, concentration, empathy, being able to hold one’s temper, to be able to follow curiosity and solve problems.  Isn’t that exactly what we want for our children as they enter that “world of competition?”  Mr. Roberfroid described environments for young children that give us hope for adults who can provide exceptional leadership in the arenas of business, government, the arts, service occupations . . . the possibilities are endless.

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