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The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights - Book Presentation

Date:

04/08/2022


The Best Weapon for Peace:  Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights  - Book Presentation

The Italian Cultural Institute in New York, in collaboration with MIA Marchigiani In America,

presents an event in honor of the 150th anniversary of Maria Montessori.

 

Book presentation:

The Best Weapon for Peace:

Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights

By Dr. Erica Moretti (Fashion Institute of Technology)

The author in conversation with Dr. Silvia Carlorosi

(Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

 

montessori cover

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

Information

Date: Friday, April 08, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

In collaboration with : MIA Marchigiani In America

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY

2077