ERIC Number: EJ882225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
The American Montessori Society, Inc.
Donahue, Gilbert E.
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v22 n1 p28-35 Spr 2010
This article offers a brief history of the establishment of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and takes a closer look at its structure. The history of AMS has essentially been a search for standards and a search for community in its efforts to further the welfare of children in America. It has been an indigenous effort by American parents, and others who shared their concerns, to obtain the kind of educational and cultural development their children need for life today and for the life they will experience in their maturity during the twenty-first century. The AMS from the very beginning has been more a symbol than the reality of an adequately financed and staffed national organization. It is composed of professional and lay members and seeks to extend the use of Montessori principles and practices within the educational and cultural environment of America. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, History, Administrative Organization
American Montessori Society. 281 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-6102. Tel: 212-358-1250; Fax: 212-358-1256; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.amshq.org/publications.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A