Dr Maria Montessori
Dr Maria Montessori was born in Italy on 31 August 1870.She was the first lady who entered medical school. In 1895, she won competition for assistantship in hospital, it gave her clinical experience studied Pediatrics in Children’s hospital and worked as assistant doctor at the Women’s Hospital. At age 25, Dr Maria Montessori graduated from medical school as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. In 1897, she had opportunity in assisting mentally deficient children and people with nervous conditions; at the same time, she attended courses in pedagogy and real all major works on education.
In 1907, Dr Maria Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini in poor quarter of San Lorenzo tenements; school was purposefully set up to keep unsupervised preschooler fro, vandalizing the projects where they lived while their parents worked. Her 5th school in Rome was for middle class children.
In 1909, she set up the 1st training course for teachers in Italy; had her 1st discussion of Montessori’s work in publication appeared in a professional, educational journal, The Kindergarten Primary Magazine; she also opened a casa in Switzerland, the first outside Italy.
Dr Maria Montessori passed away at age of 81 on May 6th, 1952.