International Montessori Convention 2009
I opened my email inbox today and read this exciting and appealing news from Carolyn:
This is the last call for participants for the above not to be missed event.
I just had a meeting with the event organizer and was told that so far they have managed to attract around 300 participants. Participants are not only coming from Malaysia but also from the around the region including India, Philippines, Japan etc. It will be nice to exchange ideas on how Montessori is practiced in other countries.
Pls find below details on the speakers taken from the conference website. Do note that there are two additional speakers from Netherlands and Australia. Their information will be posted on the conference website by early next week.
Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Yahaya Ibrahim
Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Dr Yahaya is the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, a premier university for education programmes in Malaysia. He has devoted 50 years of his life to private and public education regionally and internationally, and has contributed greatly to the development of early childhood education and tertiary education.
USA Lee Havis
Director of International Montessori Society, USA
He is the founder of International Montessori Society based in the United States of America. Lee is a well-known personality in the Montessori arena and has also authored several books that are used widely by Montessori practitioners. Currently, Lee is also the Director of International Montessori Accreditation Council and International Montessori Trust.
Canada Janice Mayhew
President of Montessori Worldwide, Canada
Janice has both a BA (Hons.) and a M.Ed. degree as well as an advanced qualification in Montessori. She has been involved in Montessori education since 1974 and she conducts workshops and teacher education courses regularly. She is also the Teacher Education Director for LMS Montessori Teacher Ed Programme in Canada and is currently the President of Montessori Worldwide, Canada.
Singapore Thomas Chong
Fellow of Stanford University, USA
Thomas is a Fellow of Stanford University and is trained in education, psychology and curriculum development. He had served on the boards of international schools and kindergartens and is currently a member of the REACH Policy Workgroup on Education and Human Capital Excellence, Singapore. Being a curriculum developer he is not new to the field of Montessori education.
Malaysia Aisha Abdullah
President of Montessori Association of Malaysia
Aisha is a qualified Montessori practitioner who also holds a degree in law from the United Kingdom. She has also authored a book on Montessori and she is a person who fully support the rights of the child to play and echoes Dr Maria Montessori’s call to “heal the world” through our children and aim for peace in education. Aisha is also the founder of the Children’s Playhouse Group and is currently the President of Montessori Association of Malaysia.
Malaysia Ng Sau Pheng
President of Malaysian Child Resource Institute
Ng, fondly known as Mrs Liew, is an education consultant and trainer in early childhood education and care. She has been conducting numerous workshops, seminars and trainings for preshool teachers and parents including the first Training of Montessori Trainers Course in Malaysia. Mrs Liew is a qualified Montessori practitioner who also holds a masters degree in English Linguistics from the United Kingdom.
If you wish to participate in the conference at the special discounted rate for SEGi at RM312, pls contact me urgently. Attached is the registration form. The closing date for registration and payment is Tuesday 26 May 2009.
Please be reminded as well that Mr Lee Havis will be at SEGi College on 2 June for a one hour lecture from 530-630pm. Again, kindly contact me to confirm your participation in the event as well as places are limited.
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Act NOW to attend both talks. I’m sure you won’t lose a thing!
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