This new Second Edition reflects the growing interest and deepening reflection upon the Reggio approach, as well as increasing sophistication in adaptation to the American context. Included are many entirely new chapters and an updated list of resources, along with original chapters revised and extended. The book represents a dialogue between Italian educators who founded and developed the system and North Americans who have considered its implications for their own settings and issues. The book is a comprehensive introduction covering history and philosophy, the parent perspective, curriculum and methods of teaching, school and system organization, the use of space and physical environments, and adult professional roles including special education. The final section describes implications for American policy and professional development and adaptations in United States primary, preschool, and child care classrooms.
CAROLYN EDWARDS is Professor of Psychology and Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Nebraska./e
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
GEORGE FORMAN is Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst./e
Topics include:Complementary family-centered systems of early care, education, and intervention Practical experimentation and teaching strategies like the inserimento (first transition of child and family into the center), and diario (memory book), as well as explanations of the rationale behind them Best practices for quality care programs with broad implications for reflective teaching in America's early care programs
“Bravo for a splendid book! Leading figures in Italy's famous preschool movement (plus a few well-informed foreigners) provide vivid descriptions not only of pedagogical practices, but also of the evolving politics of decentralization that has kept Italy's preschools under local community control with no sacrifice of standards. Compulsory reading!”
—Jerome Bruner, New York University
“This book is simply wonderful—every page! Throughout the sixteen chapters—written mostly by the Italians themselves—practices, policies, reflections, and research on how best to serve infants and toddlers and their families are shared.”
—Lilian G. Katz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Though the Italian experience cannot simply be transplanted to the United States, by staying in the conversation, we will deepen and sharpen our understanding of what we want for our infant-toddler parent-teacher programs and may even discover some strategies for getting them there.”
—E. Z. Tronick, Harvard School of Education and Harvard Medical School
Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.
The atelier or studio is a key element of the renowned preschools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This beautiful, full-color resource explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school’s approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. The authors provide examples of projects and address practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials. No other book presents a more thorough examination of the philosophy, practice, and essential influence of the Reggio-inspired studio.
Contributors: Pauline Baker, Barbara Burrington, George Forman, Susan Harris MacKay, Giovanni Piazza, Carlina Rinaldi, Lori Geismar Ryan, and Vea Vecchi.
“This book’s great illustrations and enthusiasm for learning make it difficult to put it back on the shelf!”
“Brims with suggestions and examples of projects and testimonies, and should become a requirement for all graduate students entering the education field.”
—Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International
“Will help to promote a vibrant and creative approach to learning that will enrich American children’s educational experience.”
—Barbara and Eric Carle, author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."
Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers.
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers focuses on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy, but it is much more than that. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."
The text addresses the design and implementation of the curriculum in an education and care service, and links to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard (NQS).The resource has been fully updated in response to new releases of the training package and changes to industry regulations and practices.
• Fully updated content aligns to release 4 of CHC50113
• Five new units covered
• Chapter length aligns to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators
• Links to approved frameworks and the NQS throughout the text
• Access to Connect digital resources provided for all customers, making this resource perfect for use in blended or completely online learning programs