A letter by Dr Maria Montessori was behind the creation of the AMI during the 1929 Congress on New Education. This was when Maria Montessori became aware of the need to co-ordinate the dissemination of her ideas and safeguard her method, educational approach and ideas in the name of children.
The head office of the AMI is based in Amsterdam, Holland. The building which houses the secretariat of the AMI was bought by Maria Montessori and Mario Montessori just before their return from India. They lived and worked in this house until their deaths in 1952 and 1982.
Now the AMI keeps all traces of their work and research, documents and books, whether published or not. The objectives of the association are to promote and defend the educational approach and principles of Maria Montessori for the development of humans' full potential.
The association uses all possible means to spread these values:
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Find out more information on the AMI's website : www.montessori-ami.org