Biography of doctor Maria Montessori
- In 1896, she represented Italian women at a women’s congress. She had a real aura. Then she started working with disabled children in a clinic in Rome. During this period, she read the writings of Itard and Seguin on the education and development of children.
- In 1899 she was appointed Dean of a Roman training institute for teachers specializing in the education of handicapped children.
- From 1899 to 1900, she headed an institute of medicine and pedagogy into which was a model school for children with deficiencies. She practiced pedagogy and experimental psychology.
In 1904 (only eight years after obtaining her doctorate), she held a chair in anthropology at the University of Rome. It is absolutely exceptional! During this period, she established an intimate relationship with another doctor named Montessano. Not wanting to prejudice their respective careers, they decide not to marry. However, nine months later, their son Mario Montessori was born. Maria Montessori remained very discreet about this birth. At that time, such an event could have ended her career. Mario was raised by an adoptive family who lived in the Italian countryside. From time to time he received visits from a lady: Maria Montessori. When he was fourteen, she officialised her motherhood.
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