Bibliography of Citations on the Reggio Emilia Approach in the ERIC Database

Journal Articles

EJ679684 PS534749
Title: "On the Shoulders of Giants": Exploring the Traditions of Early Childhood Education.
Author(s) Spodek, Bernard; Saracho, Olivia N.
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v31 n1 p3-10 Fall 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUl2004

Discusses trends in early childhood education rooted in much older traditions, such as the project approach and Reggio Emilia approach, as well as the history of Head Start, and other changes in early childhood programs and services. Considers the need for practitioners to understand the theoretical and ideological foundations of pedagogical movements that purport to be "new" as the best means for developing the best curriculum. (JPB)

Descriptors: * Child Development Centers; Curriculum Development; *Early Childhood Education; *Educational Change; *Educational Development; Educational History; Educational Trends; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Centered Curriculum
Identifiers: Project Approach (Katz and Chard); Project Head Start

 


EJ675217 PS534378
Title: Scene for a Reflection: Neruda School, Reggio Emilia, Feb. 14th, 2002.
Author(s) Wien, Carol Anne
Source: Canadian Children, v28 n1 p44-45 Spr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB2004

Describes an activity in the "Scuola Neruda" in Reggio Emilia, Italy in which 5-year-olds create a school play area for 4-year-olds that will remain as a contribution of their class, focusing on how this gift is a gesture of reciprocity, and therefore truly creative. Recounts a child's selection of a location for her sculpture to illustrate the importance of keeping children embedded in circles of care and belonging. (KB)

Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship; *Developmentally Appropriate Practices; *Emotional Experience; Foreign Countries; International Educational Exchange; *Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; *Reggio Emilia Approach; * Student School Relationship; Teacher Student Relationship
Identifiers: *Belongingness; Gifts; Italy (Reggio Emilia); Reciprocity

 


EJ675216 PS534377
Title: Experiencing the Reggio Emilia Way: Reflections from Japan.
Author(s) Ishigaki, Emiko Hannah
Source: Canadian Children, v28 n1 p40-43 Spr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB2004

Recounts the experiences of a Japanese professor of Early Childhood Education participating in the Canadian delegation of a 6-day study tour in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Includes descriptions of lectures and workshops attended relating to the Reggio Emilia approach. Highlights facilities observed, including an educational materials recycling center, preschools, and infant-toddler centers. (KB)

Descriptors: *College Faculty; International Educational Exchange; Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach
Identifiers: Italy (Reggio Emilia)

 


EJ672005 PS534537
Title: The Struggle for Early Childhood Curricula: A Comparison of the English Foundation Stage Curriculum, "Te Whariki" and Reggio Emilia.
Author(s) Soler, Janet; Miller, Linda
Source: International Journal of Early Years Education, v11 n1 p57-67 Mar 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Notes: Special Issue on: "Early Years Education in New Zealand."
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Research (143)
Journal Announcement: CIJDEC2003

Focuses upon the way visions for early childhood are expressed through curricula in England, New Zealand, and Reggio Emilia in Italy. Includes curricular examples illustrating how growing pressure from vocational and instrumental influences affect progressive and socioculturally inspired early childhood curricula. Reveals how curricula and educational systems are forged amidst differing contexts in relation to national and local control, giving rise to different conceptualizations of knowledge, learning, and pedagogy. (Author/KB)

Descriptors: *Early Childhood Education; *Educational Philosophy; Educational Theories; Foreign Countries; *National Curriculum; *Preschool Curriculum; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach
Identifiers: England; Italy (Reggio Emilia); * New Zealand; *Te Whariki (New Zealand)

 


EJ670164 PS534121
Title: The Reggio Emilia Approach and Inclusive Early Childhood Programs.
Author(s) Vakil, Shernavaz; Freeman, Ramona; Swim, Terry Jo
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v30 n3 p187-92 Spr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2003

Discusses benefits of inclusion in preschool and compares educational practices of high-quality inclusive preschools in the United States with those characterizing the Reggio Emilia approach. Offers recommendations for better serving children with special needs in inclusive settings, including viewing teachers as researchers, and using documentation to support children's development and learning and to reflect upon teaching practice. (KB)

Descriptors: *Inclusive Schools; Mainstreaming; Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; Reflective Teaching; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Special Education; Teacher Researchers; Teacher Role

 


EJ670161 PS534118
Title: Application of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Science Curriculum.
Author(s) Stegelin, Dolores A.
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v30 n3 p163-69 Spr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2003

This article focuses on the relevance of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education for science knowledge and content standards for the preK-12 student population. The article includes: (1) a summary of key concepts; (2) a description of the science curriculum standards for K-3 in the United States; and (3) an example of an in-depth project on rain forests for a second-grade class integrating many Reggio Emilia concepts. (Author/KB)

Descriptors: *Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Elementary School Science; Elementary Secondary Education; *Integrated Curriculum; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Science Curriculum; Standards; Student Projects; *Young Children

 


EJ668474 PS534081
Title: "Fine Designs" from Italy: Montessori Education and the Reggio Emilia Approach.
Author(s) Edwards, Carolyn Pope
Source: Montessori Life, v15 n1 p34-39 Win 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJOCT2003

Provides an overview and a comparison of Montessori education and the Reggio Emilia approach. Considers historical origins, foundational philosophical premises, and concepts about child development and learning of these two approaches. Compares their organization for decision-making about environment, curriculum, instructional methods, observation, assessment, and teacher preparation. Concludes that although the two approaches are similar in many respects, they have many differences regarding principle and strategy. (KB)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; *Educational Philosophy; *Montessori Method; Preschool Curriculum; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Evaluation; Teacher Student Relationship; Teaching Methods; Theories
Identifiers: Montessori (Maria)

 


EJ666774 PS534362
Title: The Reggio Emilia Approach as Seen from an Asian Perspective.
Author(s) Goh, Sue Sian; D'Amico, Miranda; Fraser, Susan
Source: Canadian Children, v27 n1 p18-29 Spr 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Evaluative (142)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP2003

Considers a study conducted on the cognitive development opportunities afforded young North American Asian children within the Reggio Emilia educational approach, while reflecting on the perceptions of Asian immigrant parents toward this approach. Highlights effective strategies and modifications that have addressed the concerns raised by critics. Concludes with reflection on varied concerns held by immigrant Asian parents. (SD)

Descriptors: Academic Education; Asian American Students; *Asian Americans; Child Development; *Cognitive Development; Educational Methods; *Immigrants; *Parent Attitudes; Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach
Identifiers: Asian Culture; *Asians

 


EJ666027 EA540733
Title: Who Are the Teachers? Who Are the Learners?
Author(s) Turner, Terri; Krechevsky, Mara
Source: Educational Leadership, v60 n7 p40-43 Apr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP2003
Target Audience: Teachers; Practitioners

In Reggio Emilia classrooms, working in small groups and documenting the learning process brings to light new understandings of teaching and learning for both children and adults. The classroom example is part of the Making Learning Visible Project, between Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Municipal Infant-Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. (MLF)

Descriptors: *Classroom Environment; *Cooperative Learning; Documentation; Early Childhood Education; Foreign Countries; *Group Dynamics; *Learning Activities; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: * Italy (Reggio Emilia)

 


EJ666026 EA540732
Title: Reggio Emilia: New Ways To Think About Schooling.
Author(s) New, Rebecca S.
Source: Educational Leadership, v60 n7 p34-38 Apr 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP2003
Target Audience: Practitioners

The Reggio Emilia approach to education reveals new ways for promoting children's academic learning; offers documentation as a tool for studying, sharing, and planning children's education experiences; and provokes a new way to think about the role of the teacher. (Contains 17 references.) (MLF)

Descriptors: *Classroom Environment; Early Childhood Education; Foreign Countries; * Parent School Relationship; *Partnerships in Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teacher Role; Teaching Methods; Work Environment
Identifiers: * Italy (Reggio Emilia)

 


EJ665071 PS534133
Title: Practicing the Ideas of Reggio Emilia: A Growing Experience.
Author(s) Young, Karen MacKay
Source: Canadian Children, v26 n1 p28-32 Spr 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG2003

Describes the experiences of one kindergarten teacher implementing the Reggio Emilia approach at a new, private school in Canada. Includes descriptions of children's projects, struggles with documentation, the educational environment, and contributions of an early childhood university student who had been immersed in a program similar to Reggio Emilia. Asserts that the experience resulted in a paradigm shift in thinking about the teacher's role and the image of the child. (KB)

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning); Documentation; Educational Environment; Foreign Countries; Kindergarten; Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; Private Schools; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Ontario; Vygotsky (Lev S)

 


EJ660069 SO535477
Title: Aesthetic Codes in Early Childhood Classrooms: What Art Educators Can Learn from Reggio Emilia.
Author(s) Tarr, Patricia
Source: Art Education, v54 n3 p33-39 May 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Notes: Art Education is a refereed journal.
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2003

Compares early childhood classrooms in Italy and the United States. Concludes that art educators must create environments that support children's aesthetic and artistic development, incorporate aspects from the world into the life of classrooms, and critically examine classroom learning spaces. (DAJ)

Descriptors: *Aesthetics; Art Education; *Classroom Environment; *Comparative Education; Early Childhood Education; Foreign Countries; Individual Development; *Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Social Environment
Identifiers: * Italy; * United States

 


EJ658004 PS533571
Title: Safety Issues--How To Keep Children Safe, Yet Allow Some Risks Necessary for Learning.
Author(s) Gambetti, Amelia
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n147 p68-70 Sep-Oct 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)

Examines questions related to child safety raised by early childhood practitioners in a Reggio Emilia program. Discusses the importance of organizing both materials and time to use the materials in such a way as to promote respect for them. Asserts that children need time to feel involved from the beginning in a project and to develop an attitude of discovery and research toward the materials. (KB)

Descriptors: Child Care Centers; *Child Safety; *Classroom Environment; *Instructional Materials; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Risk Management; *Young Children

 


EJ654354 PS533209
Title: Research and Learning: The Work of Children and Adults in Reggio Emilia.
Author(s) Rinaldi, Carla
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n145 p16-20 May-Jun 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Non-classroom (055); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB2003

Presents fundamental concepts of the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education, focusing on the importance of "research" as a learning strategy for constructing knowledge for both children and adults. Describes the pertinent image of the child, the school, learning, and knowledge. Details components of a pedagogy of listening. (KB)

Descriptors: *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Research; *Teacher Student Relationship; *Young Children
Identifiers: Social Constructivism


EJ652567 PS532980
Title: Projects and Themes. Beginnings Workshop.
Author(s) Pelo, Ann; And Others
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n144 p37-52 Mar-Apr 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Notes: Part two of a two part series.
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJJAN2003

Four articles address topics related to projects and themes: (1) "Supporting Young Children as Activists: Anti- bias Project Work" (Pelo); (2) "A Study of Hands: Chicago Commons Explores Reggio Emilia" (Harger, Rodriguez, & Schroeder); (3) "A Personal Experience with Portfolio Books" (Meinen); and (4) "Event-Based Play: Symbolizing Children's Thinking" (Whitaker). (SD)

Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach; Social Action; *Student Projects; *Thematic Approach
Identifiers: Antibias Practices; Illinois (Chicago)


EJ650985 PS532894
Title: Planning Meaningful Curriculum: A Mini Story of Children and Teachers Learning Together.
Author(s): Hughes, Eileen
Source: Childhood Education, v78 n3 p134-39 Spr 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJDEC2002

Describes how teachers and students used observation and documentation to create
connected learning experiences and plan curriculum. Discusses using photographs,
videotapes, audiotapes, written notes, drawings, and dialogue as observation
techniques to support curriculum development. (DLH)

Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Teaching; Teacher Student Relationship
Identifiers: Conversation; Conversational Analysis


EJ641746 PS532745
Title: Examining the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education.
Author(s) Hewett, Valarie Mercilliott
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v29 n2 p95-100 Win 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUL2002

Highlights points that guide the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education: the learner is a social being who possesses rights and is an active constructor of knowledge; the instructors' role is one of collaborator and co- learner, guiding and facilitating, as well as researching; and knowledge is socially constructed, encompassing multiple forms of knowing and comprised of meaningful wholes. (Author/KB)

Descriptors: *Child Role; Constructivism (Learning); *Early Childhood Education; Educational Philosophy; Program Descriptions; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teacher Role; Teacher Student Relationship; *Young Children
Identifiers: *Social Constructivism



EJ639715 PS532328
Title: Developmentally Appropriate LOGO Computer Programming with Young Children.
Author(s) Gillespie, Catherine Wilson; Beisser, Sally
Source: Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, p229-45 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Research (143)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUN2002

Discusses theoretical and practical issues in teaching LOGO computer programming to young children from preschool to grade 5. Examines the program's adherence to developmentally appropriate practices, educational theories (particularly those of Piaget), and the Reggio Emilia approach. Considers implications of the program for curriculum design, pedagogy, family involvement, and educational research. (JPB)

Descriptors: *Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Literacy; *Computer Software; Computer Uses in Education; *Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Educational Theories; Elementary Education; *Elementary School Students; *Programming; Reggio Emilia Approach
Identifiers: Gardner (Howard); LOGO System; Piaget (Jean); Vygotsky (Lev S)



EJ637852 PS532485
Title: Projects and Themes. Beginnings Workshop.
Author(s) Lutton, Alison; Bellomo, Sherry; Ramos, Maria Sylva; Gambetti, Amelia; Katz, Lilian G.; Forman, George; Hall, Ellen; Berglund, Kath; IKupu, Andres; Glover, Anne
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n141 p39-57 Sep-Oct 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Non-classroom (055); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2002

Articles present information on using the student project approach and instructional themes in early childhood settings. Articles describe particular projects, teachers and students' experiences with project learning, the Reggio Emilia approach, phases of project work, using ordinary moments during the day to support children's construction of knowledge, and community involvement in curriculum development. (KB)

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning); *Early Childhood Education; Inservice Teacher Education; Preschool Curriculum; Preschool Teachers; Program Descriptions; *Reggio Emilia Approach; School Community Relationship; *Student Projects; Teacher Student Relationship; Teaching Methods; Thematic Approach; *Young Children
Identifiers: *Project Approach (Katz and Chard)



EJ637802 PS532371
Title: An Artist among Young Artists: A Lesson for Teachers.
Author(s) Loughran, Sandra
Source: Childhood Education, v77 n4 p204-08 Sum 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2002

Describes an artist-in-residence experience at a private Montessori school. Discusses the Montessori philosophy regarding art education, the artist's challenge to the Montessori approach, and art experiences. Asserts that the artist-in- residence demonstrated a merging of the precepts of the Reggio Emilia approach, Montessori principles, and the Project Approach. (KB)

Descriptors: Art Activities; *Art Education; *Childrens Art; Elementary Education; *Elementary School Students; Montessori Method; Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Projects
Identifiers: *Artists in Residence Program; Project Approach (Katz and Chard)



EJ637098 EA539038
Title: An American Educator Reflects on the Meaning of the Reggio Experience.
Author(s) Linn, Margaret Inman
Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v83 n4 p332-34 Dec 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2002

Reflects on experience as participant in a Reggio Emilia study tour in Italy. Compares educational philosophy and practices in municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia with those of preschools in the United States. (Contains 10 references.) (PKP)

Descriptors: *Cultural Influences; *Early Childhood Education; *Educational Practices; Foreign Countries; *Reggio Emilia Approach
Identifiers: Italy



EJ629953 PS531595
Title: "Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom," by Sue Fraser.
Author(s) Wien, Carol Anne
Source: Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, v8 n4 p75-78 Jan 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Book/product reviews (072); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJJAN2002

Reviews Fraser's book, which relates the author's work at Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia, and three child care settings to interpret the Reggio Emilia approach for Canadian settings. Notes that the book reminds readers that what is missing from prescribed curricula is the relationship of learners to the material; in this book, the relationship remains central. (TJQ)

Descriptors: Book Reviews; Early Childhood Education; *Experiential Learning; Foreign Countries; Play; *Preschool Curriculum; Preschool Teachers; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Centered Curriculum; *Teacher Education; *Teacher Student Relationship
Identifiers: British Columbia; British Columbia; Douglas College BC



EJ629938 PS531559
Title: Using Technology in Reggio-Inspired Long-Term Projects.
Author(s) Trepanier-Street, Mary L.; Hong, Seong B.; Bauer, Jennifer C.
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v28 n3 p181-88 Spr 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJJAN2002

Describes examples of use of technology in the implementation and documentation of long-term projects conducted as a part of the Reggio Emilia preschool curriculum. Considers use of digital camera, videotapes, and video prints; documentation of graphics with the computer scanner; use of computer software as a tool for representing ideas; and use of the Internet to research and communicate. (JPB)

Descriptors: *Class Activities; *Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Oriented Programs; Computer Software; Computer Uses in Education; *Educational Technology; Kindergarten; *Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ620530 SE564664
Title: Gravitating Toward Reggio.
Author(s) Desouza, Josephine M. Shireen; Jereb, Jill
Source: Science and Children, v37 n7 p26-29 Apr 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Classroom--Teacher (052); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUL2001

Explains the process of teaching about force, inertia, gravity, and friction to kindergarten students using the Reggio Emilia Approach. Incorporates writing, reading, counting, building vocabulary, and developing science and social skills. Addresses the Science as Inquiry Content Standard A and Physical Science Content Standard B of the National Science Education Standards. (YDS)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; *Force; Gravity (Physics); Inquiry; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Science Activities; *Science Process Skills; Standards; *Student Centered Curriculum; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Centrifugal Force; Friction; National Science Education Standards; *Simple Machines



EJ616893 PS531232
Title: Multiple Forms of Representation in Long-Term Projects: The Garden Project.
Author(s) Trepanier-Street, Mary
Source: Childhood Education, v77 n1 p18-25 Fall 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141); Reports--Evaluative (142)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2001

Details a garden project as an example of how Reggio Emilia-inspired, long-term projects can enhance young children's representational thinking. Includes samples of children's conversations and drawings. Discusses the teacher's role in locating information and documenting the progress. Notes that well-planned, continual, active, concrete experiences in the environment supported the children's representations. (KB)

Descriptors: Cognitive Development; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; *Kindergarten Children; *Preschool Children; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Centered Curriculum; *Student Projects; Teacher Role; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Project Approach (Katz and Chard); *Representational Thinking



EJ614615 EA537614
Title: How Reggio Emilia Encourages Inclusion.
Author(s) Edmiaston, Rebecca K.; Fitzgerald, Linda May
Source: Educational Leadership, v58 n1 p66-69 Sep 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAPR2001

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Grant Early Childhood Center is implementing Prizing Our Natural Differences (POND), an exemplary public-school Reggio Emilia program. POND effectively integrates day care for toddlers, preschool education, after-school care for primary students, and special-education services for young children. (Contains 10 references.) (MLH)

Descriptors: *Day Care; *Disabilities; Early Childhood Education; *Excellence in Education; *Inclusive Schools; Primary Education; *Program Implementation; Public Schools; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Regular and Special Education Relationship; Young Children
Identifiers: *Differentiation; Iowa (Cedar Rapids)



EJ613590 PS531067
Title: Integrating Visual and Verbal Literacies in the Early Childhood Classroom.
Author(s) Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Willis, Linda Mayo
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v27 n4 p259-65 Sum 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR2001

As children begin to grasp the basic functions of literacy, they become engaged in meaning-making that alternates between and/or combines oral language, written and printed symbols, drawings, and other formats. This article examines the benefits to children of an integrated approach to literacy, highlighting the Reggio Emilia approach, and offers suggestions for achieving a more integrated curriculum. (TJQ)

Descriptors: Beginning Reading; Childrens Writing; Early Childhood Education; *Emergent Literacy; *Integrated Curriculum; Nonverbal Learning; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Symbolic Language; Symbolic Learning; Verbal Communication; *Verbal Learning; *Visual Learning; Visual Literacy
Identifiers: Child Centered Education



EJ613549 PS530901
Title: A Canadian in Reggio Emilia: Fraser's Provocation.
Author(s) Wien, Carol Anne
Source: Canadian Children, v25 n1 p20-27 Spr 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR2001

Discusses Sue Fraser's work promoting the Reggio Emilia model of early childhood education, which emphasizes relationships as the program core rather than play. Considers the role of play, structured learning, and relationships in young children's learning, noting the influence of the Reggio Emilia approach. (JPB)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; *Educational Theories; Interpersonal Relationship; Models; Play; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Centered Curriculum; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Program Characteristics



EJ606953 PS530461
Title: Linking Technology and Teaching Practice. Technology in the Classroom.
Author(s) Bergen, Doris
Source: Childhood Education, v76 n4 p252-53 Sum 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Classroom--Teacher (052); Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2000

Uses a "good practice" example from a Reggio Emilia-inspired university program for 4.5- to 6-year-olds to show how the director and teachers used educational technology to enrich the depth and meaning of the children's long-term projects, which are an integral part of the teaching practice. Includes print, Internet, and software resources for teaching with technology. (KB)

Descriptors: *Computer Uses in Education; Documentation; *Early Childhood Education; *Educational Technology; *Preschool Children; *Preschool Education; Reggio Emilia Approach; Resources; Student Projects; Teaching Methods



EJ603940 PS530500
Title: Six Head Start Classrooms Begin To Explore the Reggio Emilia Approach.
Author(s) Gillespie, Catherine Wilson
Source: Young Children, v55 n1 p21-27 Jan 2000
Publication Date: 2000
ISSN: 0044-0728
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141); Reports--Evaluative (142)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP2000

Documents the process of exploring the Reggio Emilia approach in Head Start classrooms in Iowa. Describes areas of exploration, including revising the classroom environments and daily schedules, using more documentation, instituting child- initiated projects, and collaborating on a deeper level with colleagues. Includes excerpts from children's project discussions and a list of resources. (KB)

Descriptors: Classroom Environment; Cooperation; Documentation; *Early Childhood Education; Educational Change; Interprofessional Relationship; *Preschool
Curriculum; Program Descriptions; Program Implementation; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Resources; Scheduling; Student Projects; *Young Children
Identifiers: *Project Head Start



EJ608568 PS530526
Title: "Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care," by Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss, and Alan Pence. Book Review.
Author(s) Fraser, Susan
Source: Canadian Children, v24 n2 p44 Fall 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Book/product reviews (072); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJDEC2000

Suggests that this book helps early childhood educators make sense of postmodern theory. Notes that the authors are optimistic that early childhood educators can make radical changes at all levels of their profession and meet the demands of a complex world and its need for multiple perspectives. (DLH)

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning); *Early Childhood Education; Educational Theories; *Learning Theories; *Postmodernism; Preschool Curriculum; Reggio Emilia Approach; Teacher Characteristics; *Teacher Education; Teaching Methods; Teaching Styles



EJ608564 PS530522
Title: The Rabbit Habitat--Documenting a Kindergarten Project.
Author(s) Kocher, Laurie
Source: Canadian Children, v24 n2 p15-22 Fall 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJDEC2000

Describes effort to restructure instructional design for a kindergarten class to reflect principles of Reggio Emilia approach by listening to children and following their expressed interest to launch class project. Discusses capturing activities and student thinking using photography and tape recording. Notes the value of documentation to parents, students, and teachers. (DLH)

Descriptors: Action Research; Classroom Research; Documentation; Early Childhood Education; Instructional Design; *Kindergarten; Observation; *Participant Observation; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Projects; Theory Practice Relationship; Young Children



EJ606969 PS530519
Title: Come, Join the Journey: Bringing Reggio Emilia to the College Community.
Author(s) Higgins, Mabel F.
Source: Canadian Children, v24 n1 p33-40 Spr 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2000

Discusses how the Reggio Emilia approach was introduced to college students and faculty, laboratory schools, and the community. Describes field experience courses and curriculum design courses. Discusses the concept of building curriculum from the interests, questions, and problems posed by students. (DLH)

Descriptors: College Students; Curriculum Design; *Curriculum Development; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Centered Curriculum; Student Projects; *Teacher Education



EJ606966 PS530516
Title: Prepare, Act, Reflect: Intentional Decision Making.
Author(s) Wainwright, Judy
Source: Canadian Children, v24 n1 p9-19 Spr 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Classroom--Teacher (052); Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2000

Notes that teachers make intentional decisions during interaction with children and reflect on what occurs in the environment. Focuses on teacher behavior along several continua: soft-hard, simple-complex, open-closed, intrusion-seclusion, and high versus low mobility. Illustrates theory with a transcribed observation. Adapts Jones and Prescott's five dimensions of teaching and learning environments as a rating scale. (DLH)

Descriptors: *Decision Making; Early Childhood Education; *Educational Environment; Environmental Influences; Evaluation Methods; Protocol Analysis; Reflective Teaching; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teacher Behavior; Teacher Student Relationship



EJ606965 PS530515
Title: Beyond the Attentive Eye: The Importance of Theory for the Practice of Documentation.
Author(s) Forman, George
Source: Canadian Children, v24 n1 p4-8 Spr 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV2000

Addresses the documentation of children's work to build reflective practice, aid memory, and support teachers' discourse. Identifies favorite sources for theory, illustrates moving from data to theory, notes that knowledge needs to be indexed for accessibility, recommends combining technique and knowledge, and calls for knowledge exchange among educators in Italy and North America. (DLH)

Descriptors: *Documentation; Early Childhood Education; International Educational Exchange; Reflective Teaching; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Teaching Methods; *Theory Practice Relationship; *Young Children



EJ603901 PS530450
Title: "The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach--Advanced Reflections, 2nd Edition." Book Review.
Author(s) Krechevsky, Mara; Stork, Janet
Source: Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v14 n2 p275-79 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Book/product reviews (072); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP2000

Notes that second edition of "The Hundred Languages of Children" emphasizes rethinking images of adults as teachers, parents, and citizens; highlights the role of documentation; and adds chapters offering reflections related to negotiated learning, professional development and policy, and cultural assumptions about children and society. Identifies redundancies related to the storytelling format and the need for more careful editing. (KB)

Descriptors: Book Reviews; *Early Childhood Education; Personal Narratives; *Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Young Children



EJ599948 PS530132
Title: Multiple Literacies: The Whole Mind at Work.
Author(s) Nelson, Jo Ann N.; Zobairi, Nillofur
Source: International Journal of Early Childhood, v31 n2 p82-90 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUL2000

Describes literacies for young children in language and the visual and musical arts and possible connections between them. Provides examples to show how children's arts literacies are laden with social, emotional, and cultural meanings. Considers the potential of using arts literacies in early childhood education, focusing on the Reggio Emilia approach. (KB)

Descriptors: Books; Childrens Literature; Early Childhood Education; *Emergent Literacy; Music; Preschool Curriculum; Reggio Emilia Approach; Visual Arts; *Young Children



EJ605471 PS530441
Title: Further Reflections upon the Applications of the Reggio View in a Kindergarten Classroom.
Author(s) Gerst, Barbara
Source: Canadian Children, v23 n2 p43-48 Fall 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJOCT2000

Reflects on the author's role as kindergarten teacher in the classroom and the impact of a session on the Reggio Emilia preschools. Focuses on changes in the author's perspectives regarding the roles of teacher, student, and parent and their relationships. Discusses struggles with implementing Reggio inspired projects and the increasing use of large group discussions. (KB)

Descriptors: *Attitude Change; Change Strategies; Group Discussion; *Kindergarten; Kindergarten Children; Parent Role; Parent School Relationship; Parent Student Relationship; Parent Teacher Cooperation; Personal Narratives; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Role; *Teacher Attitudes; *Teacher Role; Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods



EJ605466 PS530436
Title: Reggio Emilia--An Impossible Dream?
Author(s) Reynolds, Gretchen
Source: Canadian Children, v23 n2 p4-10 Fall 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJOCT2000

Recounts experiences during a study tour of three preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Describes the environment, activities, and children's interactions at the Allende Infant-Toddler Center and the Neruda and the Diana Schools for 3- to 6-year- olds. Focuses on teachers' observational and pedagogical methods. Concludes that quality education depends on communication, dialogue, and reciprocity. (KB)

Descriptors: Educational Quality; Learning Activities; Peer Relationship; *Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teacher Student Relationship; *Young Children
Identifiers: Scaffolding



EJ602534 SO532158
Title: Early Childhood: Where's the Music in "The Hundred Languages of Children?"
Author(s) Andres, Barbara
Source: General Music Today, v11 n3 p14-17 Spr 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG2000

Describes the Reggio Emilia program in Italy that encourages children to explore their environments through different modes of expression. Addresses why music is not a central aspect of the program and offers a music activity that accords with the Reggio Emilia philosophy emphasizing the need for music in the program. (CMK)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; *Educational Philosophy; Foreign Countries; Freehand Drawing; *Music Education; *Parent Role; Program Descriptions; Program Effectiveness; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Centered Curriculum; Teacher Student Relationship; *Visual Arts
Identifiers: Italy (Reggio Emilia)



EJ602081 PS529811
Title: Questions for Collaboration: Lessons from Reggio Emilia.
Author(s) Fyfe, Brenda
Source: Canadian Children, v23 n1 p20-24 Spr 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Research (143)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG2000

Identifies questions teachers are learning to ask themselves and each other as they move toward a negotiated, co-constructed and systematic approach that places documentation at the heart of an emergent curriculum. Discusses these questions in terms of documentation, discourse, and design, three components that define a dynamic system of learning seen in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. (TJQ)

Descriptors: *Action Research; *Cooperation; Diffusion (Communication); Discussion; Early Childhood Education; Educational Research; *Evaluation Methods; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teacher Researchers; *Theory Practice Relationship
Identifiers: *Collaborative Research; Emergent Curriculum



EJ602080 PS529810
Title: Towards a Pedagogy of Listening: Impressions of the Centre for Early Childhood Education, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario.
Author(s) Wien, Carol Anne
Source: Canadian Children, v23 n1 p12-19 Spr 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG2000

Highlights impressions of the Centre for Early Childhood Education, the Centre's recent work to interpret the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach, and examples of how the centre has transformed its practice within a Canadian context. Relates impressions of their environment, traces several examples in the development of the environment, and describes the staff's ongoing experience with documentation. (TJQ)

Descriptors: *Classroom Environment; Early Childhood Education; Foreign Countries; *Interior Space; Program Development; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Space Utilization;
Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Canada; Child Centered Education; *Learning Environment; Ontario; Transparency Theory



EJ564357 PS527766
Title: Nurturing the Language of Art in Children.
Author(s) Dighe, Judith; Calomiris, Zoy; Van Zutphen, Carmen
Source: Young Children, v53 n1 p4-9 Jan 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Non-classroom (055); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV1998

Describes art as a symbolic language as implemented in Reggio Emilia, Italy, preschools and adapted in U.S. schools. Considers the beauty of the classroom environment, use of materials and tools, use of observation of the child as the source of the curriculum, child-centered planning, teacher-child interaction to guide development of graphic representation, scaffolding, and modeling. (KB)

Descriptors: *Art Activities; *Art Education; Art Expression; Art Materials; Modeling (Psychology); Preschool Curriculum; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Centered Curriculum; Teaching Methods; *Young Children
Identifiers: Graphic Representation; Scaffolding



EJ592275 SO531553
Title: Bringing the Reggio Concept to American Educators.
Author(s) Davilla, Donna E.; Koenig, Susan M.
Source: Art Education, v51 n4 p18-24 Jul 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR2000

Discusses the Reggio Emilia (Italy) approach to elementary education that uses the child's artwork as a guide to what the child knows, while the teacher acts as a
facilitator. Describes a series of workshops that taught elementary educators in Des Moines (Iowa) how to implement this approach into their classrooms. (CMK)

Descriptors: Art Education; *Childrens Art; Community Involvement; Cultural Pluralism; Elementary Education; *Learning Processes; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Student Evaluation; *Teacher Workshops
Identifiers: *Facilitator Styles



EJ578139 PS528820
Title: Parental Reactions to the Introduction of the Reggio Emilia Approach in Head Start Classrooms.
Author(s) McClow, Caitlin Secrest; Gillespie, Catherine Wilson
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v26 n2 p131-35 Win 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Research (143)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG1999

Examined through focus groups the feelings and reflections of Head Start parents regarding their initial experiences with the Reggio Emilia approach in their children's classrooms. Findings indicated that (1) parents did not feel comfortable in their knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach; (2) although parents generally supported the approach, they had concerns--for example, about kindergarten readiness. (EV)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; Instructional Innovation; *Parent Attitudes; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: *Project Head Start; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ577425 EC620346
Title: Gifted Education Meets Reggio Emilia: Visions for Curriculum in Gifted Education for Young Children.
Author(s) Barbour, Nancy E.; Shaklee, Beverly D.
Source: Gifted Child Quarterly, v42 n4 p228-37 Fall 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG1999

Reviews and focuses on a comparison of current curriculum models used in gifted- child education and early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, which emphasizes the child's needs, interests, and abilities as the focus of curriculum development, is described. (CR)

Descriptors: *Curriculum Design; *Curriculum Development; Early Childhood Education; *Gifted; Models; *Student Centered Curriculum; Student Interests; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ570792 PS528353
Title: Beginning to Implement the Reggio Philosophy.
Author(s) Staley, Lynn
Source: Young Children, v53 n5 p20-25 Sep 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAPR1999

Describes implementation of the Reggio Approach in a university preschool. Summarizes the learning assumptions and teaching methods used. Examines the parent- teacher, teacher-teacher, and teacher-child partnerships; and describes and reflects on student projects related to dinosaurs, kites, castles, princes, and princesses. Discusses the impact on children's learning, topic selection, documentation, and supportive collaboration; and offers suggestions for future implementation. (KB)

Descriptors: Educational Philosophy; *Experiential Learning; Parent School Relationship; *Preschool Curriculum; Preschool Education; Program Descriptions;
Program Implementation; Student Projects; Teacher Collaboration; Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Project Approach (Katz and Chard); *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ567839 PS528011
Title: The Language of Lines.
Author(s) Breig-Allen, Cheryl; Hill, Janet; Geismar-Ryan, Lori; Cadwell, Louise Boyd
Source: Young Children, v53 n4 p64-66 Jul 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB1999

Describes a project about lines in the environment used with 2- and 3-year olds and based on the Reggio Emilia approach. Activities included making tracks with riding toys, drawing lines on papers, seeing cloud lines, and making lines with yarn and Cuisenaire rods. Shows how young children's observations and ongoing discoveries can uncover their emerging understanding of the world. (KB)

Descriptors: *Class Activities; *Learning Activities; *Preschool Children; Preschool Education; Program Descriptions; Student Projects
Identifiers: *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ561686 PS527688
Title: Jimmy's Journey: Building a Sense of Community and Self-Worth through Small-Group Work.
Author(s) Elgas, Peggy M.; Peltier, Marla Barber
Source: Young Children, v53 n2 p17-21 Mar 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP1998

Chronicles and reflects on an attempt to implement the Reggio Emilia project approach in an all-day Head Start program. Uses the example of one child, "Jimmy," to discuss how the addition of small group time and project work to the program's curriculum taught children the value of relationships and collaboration. (EV)

Descriptors: Cooperation; Cooperative Learning; Early Childhood Education; *Group Instruction; *Peer Relationship; *Student Projects; Teacher Student Relationship; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Project Head Start; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ595669 PS529715
Title: A Canadian in Reggio Emilia: The May 1997 Study Tour.
Author(s) Wien, Carol Anne
Source: Canadian Children, v22 n2 p30-38 Fall 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAY2000

Details visit that demonstrated education principles of preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Highlights six principles: (1) documentation to keep past alive; (2) relationality to understand how connections are built; (3) reciprocity to suggest different treatment of time; (4) collaboration to relate child to community; (5) transparency to build beauty and expand reference points; and (6) "progettazione," pedagogy of listening. (LBT)

Descriptors: Cooperation; Documentation; Educational Principles; Foreign Countries; Listening Skills; Preschool Children; Preschool Education; *Preschool Teachers; *Reggio Emilia Approach; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: *Italy (Reggio Emilia); Listening Strategies



EJ591852 PS529559
Title: The Story of the Room: Educational Principles for Young Children and Adults.
Author(s) MacDonald-Carlson, Helen
Source: Canadian Children, v22 n1 p35-37 Spr 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR2000

Presents observations of a member of the Canadian delegation to the early-childhood programs at Reggio Emilia, Italy regarding collaboration, observation, ongoing projects, and documentation. Considers how these components may be adapted for use in Canadian programs. Describes initial attempts to use these educational principles to teach adults about young children. (KB)

Descriptors: Adult Learning; College Students; Cooperation; Documentation; Early Childhood Education; *Educational Practices; *Educational Principles; Foreign
Countries; Higher Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; Student Projects; *Teaching Methods; Young Children
Identifiers: Canada; Italy (Reggio Emilia)



EJ591847 PS529554
Title: Reggio Emilia's Commitment to Children and Community: A Reconceptualization of Quality and DAP.
Author(s) New, Rebecca S.
Source: Canadian Children, v22 n1 p7-12 Spr 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Language: English
Document Type: Information Analysis (070); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR2000

Examines the influences of the Reggio Emilia approach on a reconceptualization of quality and developmentally appropriate practices in early-childhood education. Concludes that the determination of quality approaches to children's care and education requires a functional system of relations in which all voices count. A commitment to quality becomes a commitment to community and processes of deliberation. (KB)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; Educational Practices; Educational Quality; Preschool Education; *Reggio Emilia Approach; School Community Relationship;
*Young Children
Identifiers: *Developmentally Appropriate Programs



EJ578102 PS528758
Title: The Reggio Emilia Approach: Creativity in 100 Languages.
Author(s) Nelson, Jo Ann Neville
Source: Early Childhood Connections, v3 n1 p25-29 Win 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG1999

Describes the evolution and features of the instructional approach developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy preschools. Notes how the approach incorporates multiple intelligences, developmentally appropriate instruction, and an emergent curriculum; how children are encouraged to express their ideas in more than one medium or "language"; and how cultural beliefs, community, and families promote quality. (HTH)


Descriptors: *Art Activities; Classroom Environment; Creativity; Early Childhood Education; Multiple Intelligences; Parent Participation; Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Developmentally Appropriate Programs; Emergent Curriculum; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ554381 PS527198
Title: "You Look at Things Differently:" The Role of Documentation in the Professional Development of a Campus Child Care Center Staff.
Author(s) Goldhaber, Jeanne; Smith, Dee
Source: Early Childhood Education Journal, v25 n1 p3-10 Fall 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAPR1998

The narratives of three teachers describe a university affiliated child care center staff's efforts to incorporate documentation into their practice. The stories suggest that documentation is an intellectually and emotionally challenging experience, promotes staff development, creates a climate of inquiry, communicates to children and families, invites meaningful dialog, and advocates for the child. (Author/KB)

Descriptors: Child Caregivers; Data Collection; *Documentation; *Early Childhood Education; Parent Teacher Cooperation; *Preschool Teachers; *Professional Development; Recordkeeping; Staff Development
Identifiers: Campus Child Care; Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ533026 PS525646
Title: Reggio Emilia: Four Key Ideas.
Author(s) Albrecht, Kay
Source: Texas Child Care, v20 n2 p2-8 Fall 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR1997

Applies key components of the Reggio Emilia approach to Hearts Home, a Houston school: (1) parent-teacher-child interdependence, including home visits, communication, training sessions, and field trips; (2) children's competence; (3) utilizing functional and beautiful learning environments; and (4) teachers as partners in co-construction of knowledge. Also discusses emergent curriculum. (BGC)


Descriptors: *Classroom Environment; Competence; Cooperation; Curriculum; Early Childhood Education; Educational Environment; Home Visits; Learning Activities; Parent Role; *Parent Teacher Cooperation; Parents; Preschool Teachers; Teacher Role; Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods; Young Children
Identifiers: *Emergent Curriculum; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ529810 PS525285
Title: Reggio Emilia: A View from the Classroom.
Author(s) Walsh, Katherine; Albrecht, Kay
Source: Texas Child Care, v20 n1 p2-6 Sum 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJJAN1997

Explores commonalities and differences between the Reggio Emilia approach and the developmentally appropriate approach. Points to differences in eight areas: (1) scheduling; (2) grouping children for activities; (3) planning; (4) teacher attitudes; (5) products of work and play; (7) parent conferences; and (8) continuity. (BGC)

Descriptors: *Classroom Environment; *Cooperation; *Cooperative Learning; Coordination; Early Childhood Education; Parent Conferences; Parent Participation;
Planning; Play; Problem Solving; Scheduling; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Behavior; Teaching Methods; Young Children
Identifiers: *Developmentally Appropriate Programs; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ528148 PS525237
Title: Can We Adapt the Philosophies and Practices of Reggio Emilia, Italy, for Use in American Schools?
Author(s) Firlik, Russell
Source: Young Children, v51 n5 p24-27 Jul 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJDEC1996

Describes the Reggio Emilia (Italy) model for preschool education. Addresses the perceived difficulties of transferring the program to U.S. schools, focusing on differences in patterns of thinking, educational attitudes, and cultural conventions between the two cultures. Provides perspectives for change and adaptation. (SD)

Descriptors: Class Activities; *Classroom Environment; Classroom Techniques; Constructivism (Learning); *Cultural Differences; Early Childhood Education; *Educational Change; Educational Innovation; *Educational Philosophy; Foreign Countries; Learning Processes; Learning Theories; Multiple Intelligences; Nontraditional Education; Play; Student Centered Curriculum; Student Projects; *Teaching Methods; Young Children
Identifiers: Child Centered Education; Dewey (John); Gardner (Howard); Holistic Education; *Italy (Reggio Emilia); Learning Environment; Project Approach (Katz and Chard); *Reggio Emilia Approach; Social Constructivism; Social Learning Theory; Thorndike (Edward L); Whole Child Approach



EJ526455 PS525221
Title: After Reggio Emilia: May the Conversation Begin!
Author(s) Kennedy, David Knowles
Source: Young Children, v51 n5 p24-27 Jul 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJNOV1996

Discusses the importance of the Reggio Emilia approach in relation to cultural and professional attitudes. Claims that the preschools of Reggio Emilia have evolved to their current preeminence because those involved in Italy have set themselves the task of overcoming the impediments to dialog. Encourages the development of communities of inquiry in early childhood settings. (MOK)

Descriptors: *Cultural Influences; *Early Childhood Education; Educational Theories; Parent Role; Professional Development; Self Evaluation (Groups); Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Role
Identifiers: *Developmentally Appropriate Programs; *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ512457 PS524135
Title: The Lion Comes out of the Stone: Helping Young Children Achieve Their Creative Potential.
Author(s) Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Springate, Kay Wright
Source: Dimensions of Early Childhood, v23 n4 p24-29 Fall 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Non-classroom (055); Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJFEB1996

Considers both teacher-initiated and child-initiated strategies for enhancing young children's self-expression and creativity, based on the philosophy of the preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Discusses how the classroom can be modified to best support children's emerging creativity. (HTH)

Descriptors: *Art Activities; Art Expression; *Classroom Environment; *Creative Development; Early Childhood Education; Educational Philosophy; Interdisciplinary Approach; Learning Activities; Learning Processes; *Preschool Children; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: *Italy (Reggio Emilia); Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ503734 PS523431
Title: Project Work with Diverse Students: Adapting Curriculum Based on the Reggio Emilia Approach.
Author(s) Abramson, Shareen; And Others
Source: Childhood Education, v71 n4 p197-202 Sum 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJSEP1995

Presents key features of the Reggio Emilia approach and its adaptation to early childhood curriculum in the United States. Discusses using projects as a teaching strategy for diverse students to encourage language and conceptual development. Gives prominence to visual languages. Describes project activities involving student teachers and children. (BAC)

Descriptors: *Curriculum Development; Early Childhood Education; Educational Environment; Educational Innovation; *Instructional Materials; Integrated Curriculum; Language Acquisition; Multicultural Education; *Student Projects; *Teaching Methods; Visual Arts
Identifiers: Culturally Different Students; Italy (Reggio Emilia); *Project Approach (Katz and Chard); *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ500013 PS523012
Title: A Visit to Reggio Emilia.
Author(s) Rody, MaryAnn
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n100 p39-46,51-58 Nov-Dec 1994
Publication Date: 1995
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Opinion papers (120)
Journal Announcement: CIJJUL1995

Describes two child care administrators' visit to the model preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Discusses the Reggio view of childhood and the structure and environment in a typical Reggio classroom. Notes how the larger cultural elements of Italy--community, history, and pride--are deeply rooted in the Reggio concept. (HTH)

Descriptors: Art Activities; *Classroom Environment; Constructivism (Learning); Cultural Influences; *Early Childhood Education; Preschool Children; Teacher Role;
Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Developmentally Appropriate Programs; Italy (Reggio Emilia); *Reggio Emilia Approach



EJ493627 PS522584
Title: Beginnings Workshop: Rethinking Celebrations.
Author(s) Neugebauer, Bonnie; And Others
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n100 p39-46,51-58 Nov-Dec 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Language: English
Document Type: Guides--Non-classroom (055); Journal articles (080)
Journal Announcement: CIJMAR1995

This workshop section includes six articles on the celebration of holidays in day- care centers: (1) "Going One Step Further: No Traditional Holidays"; (2) "A Questionnaire for Families about Celebrations"; (3) "Celebrations, Festivals, Holidays: What Should We Be Doing?"; (4) "Ideas for Celebrations"; (5) "Celebrating Children Day by Day in Reggio Emilia"; and (6) "Celebrating Teachers and Their Work." (MDM)

Descriptors: Class Activities; *Cultural Activities; Cultural Pluralism; *Day Care Centers; Early Childhood Education; Educational Attitudes; *Holidays; Politics of Education; *Teacher Workshops; Teaching Methods
Identifiers: Developmentally Appropriate Programs; Italy (Reggio Emilia); *Reggio Emilia Approach

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