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Difference Between AMS and AMI Montessori

AMS vs AMI Montessori

Montessori schools are schools that are follow the educational methodology and philosophy conceived by Dr Maria Montessori. Montessori schools are spread all over the world that it has great influence on the education sector. AMS and AMI are two organisations that give accreditation to Montessori schools. AMS means American Montessori Society and AMI means Association Montessori Internationale.

Maria Montessori and son Mario set up AMI in 1929. The AMI Montessori is headquartered in Amsterdam.

AMS Montessori, with headquarters in New York, was established in 1960. The AMI Montessori was founded in late 1960s. The AMS Montessori was the brainchild of AMI trained teacher Nancy McCormick Rambusch.  She thought that Montessori methodology had to be changed to adapt it to the American Culture.

In AMI Montessori, the curriculum is the same as conceived by Maria Montessori.  The purity of the original Montessori methodology is maintained in AMI Montessori. In AMS Montessori, there is a deviation from the original Montessori methodology. The teachers can make use of outside materials, ideas and resources.

When talking of the teacher training, there is a standardized method adopted in AMI Montessori. The teacher training differs from centre to another in AMS Montessori. In AMI Montessori, there is a uniformity of teaching from the first classrooms to the upper levels. This means that even if a child attending AMI Montessori changes school, he or she will not miss the constituency. But in the case of AMS Montessori, one does not have this uniformity of teaching. This means that a child attending an AMS Montessori will not get continuity if he or she changes school.

Summary

  1. AMS means American Montessori Society and AMI means Association Montessori Internationale.
  2. Maria Montessori and son Mario set up AMI in 1929. The AMI Montessori is headquartered in Amsterdam.
  3. AMS Montessori, with headquarters in New York, was established in 1960. The AMI Montessori was founded in late 1960s. The AMS Montessori was the brainchild of AMI trained teacher Nancy McCormick Rambusch.
  4. The purity of the original Montessori methodology is maintained in AMI Montessori. In AMS Montessori, there is a deviation from the original Montessori methodology. The teachers can make use of outside materials, ideas and resources.
  5. In AMI Montessori, there is a uniformity of teaching from the first classrooms to the upper levels. But in the case of AMS Montessori, one does not have this uniformity of teaching.


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