BOOK REVIEW The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education and Children’s Rights

Authors

  • Mira Catherine Debs Yale University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/jomr.v8i1.17113

Keywords:

Montessori, peace education, children's rights

Abstract

Erica Moretti, a professor of Italian at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, authored a recent intellectual biography of Maria Montessori, The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children’s Rights. In this book, Moretti writes in conversation with fellow European researchers and builds on their work to present this English-language examination of Montessori’s pacifism that places her as a central figure in 20th-century global humanitarianism, disaster relief, peace activism, and social reform.

Author Biography

Mira Catherine Debs, Yale University

Mira Debs is the Executive Director of the Education Studies Program and a Lecturer in Sociology at Yale University.

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Published

2022-05-15

How to Cite

Debs, M. C. (2022). BOOK REVIEW The Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education and Children’s Rights. Journal of Montessori Research, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.17161/jomr.v8i1.17113