About the Author:
Amelia Cobb is a non-Indigenous Montessori educator living on the lands and waterways of the Garigal people. She identifies as an Ally to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Amelia read Indigenous Studies at Melbourne University and has worked with Aboriginal communities in Arrernte. Amelia is a Montessori graduate from Balmain Montessori School and is currently directing a 6 – 9 classroom at Montessori East in NSW. Amelia completed her 6 – 12 AMI training in Bergamo, Italy.
About the Curriculum Handbook:
Amelia has developed a comprehensive curriculum: Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in the Montessori Classroom in consultation with Clarence Bruinsma, an Aboriginal educator from Yaegl country in Far North NSW. Clarence grew up in Aboriginal communities and has developed close relationships with the traditional custodians of these lands. He brings invaluable insight and knowledge to the program based on firsthand experiences of Aboriginal history and culture. The program was also developed in consultation with staff at Barrenjoey Montessori School, Beehive Montessori School and Brisbane Montessori School and has been reviewed by Montessori Teacher Trainers across Australia.
Beautiful cover artwork by Mali Isabel.