28 июля 2017
Irene Fafalios. «The promise of peace» (International Montessori Congress 2017).
«What I believe unites us all in this world, is a need to express our inherent goodness and our yearning for peace ‘as a permanent way of life for all mankind’. We know that we can only truly express our humanity when and to the extent that we are non violent. Yet something has gone terribly wrong. Many of our very young children come to school already with serious disturbances so clearly evident in the way they interact with others and with their environment. We spend a good three years trying to calm their turbulent little lives, knowing that the roots of this disturbance lie in the ‘battleground’ of the home.»
Irene Fafalios (M.A. Social Anthropology, AMI Dip. 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, EsF) lives and works in Athens, Greece, where she established the AMI Montessori training Centre — The MONTESSORI LAB, in 2002. She is an international lecturer, AMI trainer (3-6) and examiner, working closely with the AMI training Centre in Perugia. Above all else, she enjoys travelling and supporting her students as they endeavor to put Montessori into practice both in the classroom and beyond. She dreams of the day when “our work will no longer be necessary, because the Child will live in the freedom of his own development.”