John P. Broome, assistant professor and director of undergraduate secondary education and preK-12 education in the department of curriculum & instruction at the College of Education, has been invited to present his work on adolescent civic engagement in the Montessori secondary learning environment at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in Portland, Oregon in August 2013.
The presentation entitled, “Comparing U.S. and Montessori Adolescent Civic Engagement Opportunities” provides insights into how social and experiential-learning in the alternative environment can be used to inform civic engagement practices in U.S. public schools.
The International Montessori Congress was created in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to raise the awareness and understanding of Montessori education. Since 1929, there have been 25 congress meetings around the world, approximately every four years. It has been almost 40 years since the United States has hosted the international event. The congress is hosted by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).