Thursday, 11 August 2016
Anushree Gupte, 16 years, spoke on her involvement with the Montessori Model UN and the International Youth Earth Summit.
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Lynne Lawrence gave an update on the latest work at the Corner of Hope project in Kenya.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Gail Cresswell spoke of the 0-3 Early Learning Centre at Mowanjum, Australia. Mowanjum community consists of three language groups, Worrora, Ngarinyin and Wunambal people, removed from their homelands and relocated, finally at new Mowanjum on Nykina Land. Gail's work has been in establishing relationships with the community, working with the young children and adolescents.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Jennifer Moore told the story of Coffee Bay, South Africa. The Ikahya Labatna Montessori school is located in an impoverished community set in farmland. Home life is steeped in tradition and there are few basic services. The school was granted from village chiefs and is government funded. Dawn Bruschen founded the school and other education projects.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
Cathy Zhao presented on the work of the Montessori Volunteers Association. The volunteers of the assocation are involved in outreach work throughout China, as well as translations of Montessori materials in Chinese.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
This presentation focused on the parent education that MVA conducts, engaging parents in different ways, in the form of workshops and public talks.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015
Mary Caroline Parker presented the Bachman Lake story. The Montessori based initiative began in 2008 and has grown to include youth work, housing, immigrant services, education, health services, mentoring, leadership training, and AMI training. Partnerships and rigorous assessment are crucial. Being open to community needs is integral to the success of these projects.
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Friday, 14 August 2015
Kay Boulden presented on the topic of Montessori in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities. She gave insight into the story of dispossession of Aboriginal people and how the history affects lives today. Kay emphasized the necessity for teachers going to communities to be well prepared and supported. She shared the AEDI statistics, showing great improvement in the development of the children.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015
Jim Ackers, Regional Education Advisor UNICEF East Asia and Pacific, discussed global partnerships and alliances in the field of Early Childhood Development. He elaborated on the work currently being done in the region and identified possible collaborations with the Montessori community.
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Saturday, 15 August 2015
Dr Benjalug Namfa spoke about the education system in Thailand and elaborated on her work for the Office of Basic Education Commission, moving towards quality education for all in Thailand, with a focus on sustainability.
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