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In 1897, Maria Montessori joined the staff of the University of Rome as a voluntary assistant. One of her responsibilities is what led her to develop her educational philosophy. She was to visit asylums for the insane where she came across learning disabled children, unable to function in schools or families. Montessori found the children very responsive to doing work with their hands and bodies.
In 1901 she returned to the University of Rome with a desire to study the mind instead of the body. In 1904 she was offered a job teaching as the professor of anthropology at the University of Rome. She accepted but in 1906 gave the job up to work with sixty young children of working families. Her work was so successful that even learning disabled children began to pass examinations.
With these sixty children she started a "Children's House" in San Lorenzo Rome. This children's home was an environment that offered the children the opportunity to develop their activities. She began to notice how the children absorbed knowledge almost effortlessly from their surroundings which helped inspire her lifelong pursuit of educational reform.
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