Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education

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Teachers College Press, 1997 - Education - 159 pages
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This book is the first to integrate the experiences of one American teacher on a year-long internship in the preschools of Reggio, with a four-year adaptation effort in one American school. The lively text includes many "mini-stories" of preschool and kindergarten-age children, teachers, and parents who embark on journeys of learning together. These journeys take shape in language, in drawings, in tempera paint and clay, in outdoor excursions, and in the imaginations of both the children and adults. This informative and accessible work features photographs of the children (both in Italy and the United States) and samples of the children's work, including some in full color.
  

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This was my introduction to Reggio Emilia progressive education philosophy. The parents are the child's 1st teacher, then the child herself is 2nd and third is Nature. Nature vs nurture? Both are key, as is the self-directed child. Read full review

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A case-study description of the Reggio Emilia educational style. The author explores what defines the Reggio Emilia method through specific experiences during her internship in the Italian city of ... Read full review

Contents

How the Journey Began
10
The Pleasure and Power of Playing with Materials
21
The Children and the Trees
33
Returning Home to St Louis
58
Transforming Space Time and Relations
91
The Children and the Garden
107
Epilogue
147
References
153
About the Author
159
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