11 August 2017 - 1:58pm


"The place education holds in the great interests of humanity is secondary—it is considered a luxury rather than a necessity...The role of education should be a very different one. It should hold first place among human interests and, even if it retains the same name, its scope must be much wider. It must place the human personality at its very centre. In creating its programmes it must be guided by the laws of psychic [psychological] development. These have never yet been considered in education. " 


From ‘Peace through Education’, a lecture by Maria and Mario Montessori at the Sixth International Montessori Congress, Copenhagen, 1937