Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care / Edition 1

Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care / Edition 1

by Lella Gandini

ISBN-10: 080774008X

ISBN-13: 9780807740088

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Product Details

Teachers College Press
Publication date:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IContexts of Caregiving: History, Culture, Family, and Politics
Ch. 1Infant Care in the United States and How the Italian Experience Can Help15
Ch. 2Infant-Toddler Centers in Italy Today: Tradition and Innovation23
Ch. 3Change in Italian National Policy for Children 0-3 Years Old and Their Families: Advocacy and Responsibility38
Pt. IIVision, Strategy, and Innovation: Experiences from Different Cities in Italy
Ch. 4Reggio Emilia: The Image of the Child and the Child's Environment as a Fundamental Principle49
Ch. 5Reggio Emilia: Experiencing Life in an Infant-Toddler Center: Interview with Cristina Bondavalli55
Ch. 6Milan: Meeting New Kinds of Family Needs67
Ch. 7Parma: Supporting the Work of Teachers Through Professional Development, Organization, and Administrative Support78
Ch. 8Pistoia: Creating a Dynamic, Open System to Serve Children, Families, and Community89
Pt. IIINotable Practices: Strategies, Reasons, and Narratives
Ch. 9Inserimento: A Strategy for Delicately Beginning Relationships and Communications109
Ch. 10Two Reflections About Documentation124
Ch. 11Traces of Childhood: A Child's Diary146
Ch. 12Inclusion: Dario's Story152
Pt. IVReflections by Participant-Observers and Research Collaborators
Ch. 13Knowing and Learning in an Educational Context: A Study in the Infant-Toddler Centers of the City of Pistoia167
Ch. 14Research as a Partnership for Learning Together: Studying the Growth of Relationships Inside the Nido181
Ch. 15Quando c'e' Figli (When There Are Children): Observations on Italian Early Childhood200
Ch. 16Conclusions for Now, Questions and Directions for the Future216
About the Editors and the Contributors227

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