34. Reading Skills Comprehension: Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori

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One of the world’s great educators, who looked up to a child as an individual and a very special human being, was Maria Montessori. She gave the very young children the Kindergarten, where children grew in an atmosphere of freedom and confidence.  Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle near Ancona, Italy, in 1870. As a little girl, she was a dull student, unable to grasp and retain what her teacher taught her. At the age of 10, she suddenly changed. Maria began topping her class, and her parents felt that she should become a teacher. At the age of 14, she attended a technical school for boys. After a year she took up biology and dedicated to studying medicine. In spite of a strong opposition from her father, she went ahead with medicine.   Maria became the first Italian woman to receive a medical degree after she graduated from the University of Rome in 1896. After getting her degree, she joined the university’s psychiatric clinic. As a part of her duty, she had to visit the city’s mental asylum, where disabled children were housed with the insane. She watched the children shriek, stretching their hands out, with an urge to reach out or to touch something. Maria felt the needed a normal and friendlier environment and contact with the world. She worked out ways by which she could help the disabled children.

 (a)Montessori schools all over the world are for children and carry the vision of:

(i)      Maria Montessori

(ii)     A great woman who looked at children with kindness

(iii)    Maria Montessori for whom children were special

 (iv)     A woman who loved children

(b)       Maria’s parents wanted her to be a teacher because:

(i)      She was intelligent                (ii)     She began to top her class

(iii)    She never failed                   (iv)     She also wanted to be a teacher 

 (c)       Maria decided to be a doctor when she:

(i)      Started studying biology     (ii)     Studied biology

(iii)    Took up biology                      (iv)     Develop an interest in biology

(d)       When Maria saw the insane children she thought that they:

(i)      Could be properly educated

(ii)     Needed a normal and friendly atmosphere

(iii)    Could be taught properly

(iv)     Could be the useful citizen

(e)       The word ‘mental asylum’ means:

(i)      Mental                                       (ii)     Place for children

(iii)    A house for boys                   (iv)    Place for mental children

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