Maria, born and raised in Italy, first became a physician, but then began working with and researching methods for educating children. In 1906, at the request of a local community to educate children of working parents in an apartment building for low-income families in Rome, she opened her first school. Soon after, she was focusing her attention full-time on education for children. More schools opened in Italy, then around Europe and soon after in many other parts of the world.
- Education and Peace by Maria Montessori
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