By 1929 Dr. Montessori's methods had traveled all over the world and she had even certified teacher trainers to train teachers. But because there were was no oversight in these first training centers, the courses were shortened and the miracles that had been discovered in the Casa dei Bambini were no longer occurring.
For that reason in 1929 Dr. Montessori formed the Association Montessori Internationale to make sure that the training of teachers in AMI training centers would be of the same high quality no matter where they occur. The questions for the written exams are sent from the head office in Amsterdam, and the oral exams are held by AMI teacher trainers that are not connected with the training center where the exams are being held. This insures that all AMI training centers meet the same standards in order to issue AMI diplomas to their graduates.
All of the AMI Affiliated Societies can be found here: http://ami-global.org/societies
Montessori teacher training centers of the Association Montessori Internationale can be found here: http://ami-global.org/training/centres
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