Components Of The Montessori Method Supporting Intercultural Competence
This study examines components of the Montessori method which support the development of intercultural competence (IC) in students. A qualitative approach is used based on exploratory and descriptive methods. The primary data source is semi-structured interviews with three experts who are leading authorities in Montessori education and have extensive expertise in international education. Findings show that the components of the Montessori method which support the development of (IC) in students are the geography curriculum, studying history through fundamental needs of humans, grace and curtsey lessons, classroom social structure, observation, peace education, and cosmic education. Recommendations and areas of future research are provided.
Index Termsó Intercultural Competence, Education, Montessori, peace.