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EJ474815 PS521294

Title: Fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education.
Author(s): Gandini, Lella
Source: Young Children, v49 n1 p4-8 Nov 1993
Publication Date: 1993
ISSN: 0044-0728
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Descriptive (141)
Journal Announcement: CIJAPR1994

Describes the experimental preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, providing a brief history and an overview of their guiding educational philosophy. Notes their distinguishing features, including an image of the child's social construction of learning, cognizance of children's sense of time, involvement of parents and the community, collaboration among teachers, a studio atmosphere, group projects, and extensive documentation. (ME)

Descriptors: Art Education; Classroom Design; *Cooperative Learning; *Experimental Schools; *Parent Participation; Preschool Education; *School Community Relationship; Student Projects; Teacher Role; *Teacher Student Relationship; *Teaching Methods; Time Factors (Learning)
Identifiers: *Italy (Reggio Emilia)