I live in Auckland, New Zealand, aka God’s Own Country or Godzone, and occasionally I find interesting articles about Montessori and how it relates specifically to Kiwi culture.
Here is a Kiwi-specific summary of Montessori written by ECE experts
More interesting for Montessori professionals is “The Historical Evolution and Contemporary Status of Montessori Schooling in New Zealand”, by Mary Jane Shuker and published in the New Zealand Journal of Teacher’s Work in 2005.
It is a short article, but the provocative language in this paragraph caught my attention
I am now more than a little curious about Cohen, Fisher, and Hainstock and whether words and phrases such as “vain”, “fanatic”, “cultist”, “total allegiance”, and “devoted disciples” come from these authors or Mary Jane Shuker herself.