Peace, in the Montessori method, is understood as the development of a universal empathy for all living things. It emphasizes that every living thing has the right to live and function, a principle that humans cannot alter.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that morality cannot be learned vicariously, and it is only through interaction with others and the environment that individuals can truly appreciate and understand natural morality. Montessori’s teaching materials for Fundamental Human Needs stress that although moral codes may be rooted in specific cultural practices, a Universal Morality exists and should be upheld.
She advocated for the acknowledgment of our differences by celebrating what we share as humans, co-existing on Earth. Promoting peace and understanding among all humans is a fundamental aspect of Montessori education.
- 1Montessori Quotes on Peace
- 2Research and Critiques on Peace in Montessori
- 3Comparison to Other Methods
- 4Glossary of Montessori Terms
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