The International Montessori School of Beijing
Jiade Montessori Bilingual Kindergarten
National Institute of Montessori Education
King's Wing Orphanage
The 8th Montessori Asia Conference was held in Shanghai on Oct. 22 hosted by the Chinese Society of Education which was themed by "peace, development, cooperation and win-win". To explore the improvement of teaching quality, the cultivation of international education talents and the expansion of education resources as well as promote the exchange and cooperation among Asian countries and regions, hundreds of domestic and international Montessori experts and scholars have discussed in-depth aiming at the new trend and development of Montessori education practice.
It's the 111th year since the Montessori teaching method came out in 1907. The child-centered Montessori education concept of respecting children coincides with the needs of education reform in Chinese kindergartens. Montessori teaching method has been widely recognized by many experts and scholars, education practitioners and parents in China and its teaching practice has been rapidly developed. The organizer believes that this Asian conference brings new thinking to the exploration and innovation of early education in China and has far-reaching significance for promoting the exchange and cooperation of Montessori teaching method in Asian countries and regions.
This meeting consisted of 8 keynote speeches and 24 workshops. The main guests attending the meeting include: Zhimin Zhang, vice president of the Chinese Society of Education； Sen You, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Society of Education；Jiaxiong Zhu ,Professor of East China Normal University, executive councilor of the Pre-School Education Professional Commission of the Chinese Society of Education；Kam Chung Leung, former financial secretary in HongKong, former president of university education consulting Council in Hongkong；Gina Taliaferro Lofquist, senior director of teacher education of American Montessori Society；Richard Ungerer, consultant board member of Wisdom International Education Group, former CEO of American Montessori Society, former board member and vice president of American council of private education；Shan Fu, former global partner and chief representative for China of the Blackstone Group；Sihui Wu, chairman of Wisdom International Education Group, introduced by the meeting organizer, preschool education specialized committee of the Chinese Society of Education.