Maria Montessori The founder of 'Montessori Education System' devoted her life to improve the education of children. Maria Montessori lived in an era marked with war and conflicts. The world was torn to pieces and she felt an urgent need for reconstruction. Montessori believed that the primary factor in this direction would be reforming the education. She pitied that even though men were educated; they failed to control the events and became their victims. "Noble Ideas great sentiments have always found utterance, but wars have not ceased", (Education for a New World, Chapter 1, p.1). Since the child is the constructor of man and of the society, she believed, the salvation would be from the child. She discovered that every child has a spontaneous urge to learn through their own way. She believed that the child has got such an immense power which can be transformed to positive energy, and a good future. According to Maria the education should aim at human potentialities not just for gaining mere knowledge. . "It is the spirit of the child that can determine the course human progress and lead it perhaps even to a higher form of civilization"
Great English person living in Los Angelees