The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life’s work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. AMI is the recognised international authority on Montessori education and directs studies in affiliated teacher-training institutions around the world. During its long history AMI has fostered the growth and development of Montessori education practices and standards through active work with member schools, teachers and educators. Regular study conferences of AMI have served as important milestones in the exchange of insights which have grown out of the application of Montessori to widely differing lands and cultures.
AMI’s activities include:
Objectives of the Association Montessori Internationale
The objectives of the Association are to uphold, propagate and further the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being. The Association aims to establish these objectives by all lawful means and in particular by:
AMI Training Centres
There are approximately 64 AMI training centres operating throughout the world. They offer courses for one or more age levels, i.e. 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12.
All training centres are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers, and a pedagogical team of experienced advisors ensures that the objectives of Dr. Maria Montessori’s pedagogical principles are maintained. Students are examined by external examiners to further ensure the high standard and integrity of the courses.
Visit AMI’s website: www.ami-global.org
Visit Montessori Australia Foundation MAF website: www.montessori.org.au
Visit NAMTA’s website: www.montessori-namta.org
To find out more about AMI teacher training in the USA: ami.edu/usa