The preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, have been described as among the best in the world. In what ways can our growing knowledge of these preschools contribute to improving early childhood education in the United States? What can we learn from the experience of preschools in Reggio Emilia? These questions are addressed in Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach, which features seven papers presented by early childhood educators at the Study Seminar on the Experience of the Municipal Infant-Toddler Centers and Preprimary Schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, June, 1994.
The first printing of Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach was done by ERIC/EECE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Subsequent printings are being done by Edizioni Junior in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The texts of the printings are in English and are identical.
Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach is the sixth book in the Perspectives from ERIC/EECE monograph series. The contents of the publication are listed here. Select "Preface" to read the preface of the book. Select the other chapter titles to read excerpts from those chapters.
by Lilian G. Katz
by George Forman
in Reggio Emilia
by Carlina Rinaldi
Art Approach in a Preschool
by Giordana Rabitti
Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom: Teachers' Contrasting
Conceptualizations in Two Communities
by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, and John Nimmo
- Selected ERIC Bibliography on the Reggio Emilia Approach
- Additional Resources on the Reggio Emilia Approach
- Instructions on How to Obtain Copies of ERIC Documents and Journal Articles
- Information on the ERIC System
- Information on the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
This publication was prepared with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education.