Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/toddler Care

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Lella Gandini, Carolyn P. Edwards
Teachers College Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Education - 237 pages
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This volume is a timely contribution to the burgeoning dialogue on the Reggio Emilia approach, and features the work of prominent scholars, policy-makers, researchers, administrators, and practicing teachers who have created and directed the infant-toddler care systems in four cities in Italy. Joined by American educators and researchers (including Ron Lally, Rebecca New, and Jeanne Goldhaber), their work builds upon and extends inclusionary and family-centered philosophies. It combines missions of care and education, and produces innovations in space and environments.

This collection is filled with dozens of examples of experiences with dynamic, open systems of organization that support emotional and cognitive development of infants and toddlers, and respect the delicate relationship between parents and their young. Also included are many photos, some in colour.

  

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Contents

HISTO Y CULTURE FAMILY
9
Tradition and Innovation
23
Change in Italian National Policy for Children 03 Years Old
38
Experiencing Life in an InfantToddler Center
55
Supporting the Work of Teachers Through Professional
78
Creating a Dynamic Open System to Serve Children
89
STRATEGIES REASONS AND NARRATIVES
107
Two Reflections About Documentation
124
A Childs Diary
146
REFLECTIONS BY PARTICIPANTOBSERVERS AND RESEARCH
165
Studying
181
Observations
200
Conclusions for Now Questions and Directions for the Future
216
Index
231
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LELLA GANDINI is United States Liaison for the Reggio Emilia Program in the United States and Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst./e

Gustavo Carlo is a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the recipient of a distinguished research award from the American Psychological Association and the John Templeton Foundation. Carolyn Pope Edwards is Willa Cather Professor and a professor of psychology and of family and consumer sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the coauthor of "Ngecha: A Kenyan Community in a Time of Rapid Social Change" (Nebraska 2004) and the coeditor of "Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant-Toddler Care.

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