Burmese Delegation for Education makes a stop in Fort Wayne

Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center got some visitors who've come a long way to see how classrooms function here in America.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 6:27 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2018 1:35 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Burmese Delegation recently received an increase in funding to better develop their classrooms, and since Fort Wayne is home to a large Burmese population, they stopped at Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center for a tour.

"What we have seen here is your education system is independent. It is very good. The kids moving freely. The class size is very small," Dr. Myo Kywe said.

The Delegation observed different classrooms and how they are structured and had a chance to talk with teachers about their methods.

What's unique about this school is students stay with the same teacher for three years which he said is fascinating because it helps build a bond.

"The principal told me that the teachers continuously teach until 3 years. That is good that she or he knows the psychology of helping the kids," he added.

Principal Tamara Mullins said that's not something you can find at every school.

"They were really intrigued with our multi-age classrooms. We have classrooms that are 3, 4, and 5 years old where the children are more like a family,” she said.

Mullins said meeting Tuesday will hopefully show them that the school is willing to help them because it's about helping kids no matter where they are on the globe.

"I hope they reach out to us again if they have questions. I've encouraged them to reach out to the American Montessori Society which is an international organization that they could receive some support from," she said.

Fort Wayne is among Washington DC and Indianapolis for places the Delegation will be visiting while in the United States.

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