Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
"Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom" introduces readers to the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Developed at the preschools and infant-toddlers center in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this program has received international attention. It offers examples of how Reggio principles have enhanced classroom practices of a variety of child educators and how those involved with Reggio principles have enhanced their own classroom practices. A practical and inspiring work, this book introduces the principles that guide excellent preschools.
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About the Author
Carol Gestwicki had been an instructor in the Early Childhood Education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for more than 20 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with parents. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a wide variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia. She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of NAEYC for many years, making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. Other publications include more than two dozen articles on child development and family issues, and script-writing and design of 14 audiovisual instructional programs.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Chapter1: Experiencing Ideas from Reggio Emilia. Chapter2: The Image of the Child. Chapter3: The Role of the Teacher. Chapter4: Relationships. Relationships with Families. Chapter5: The Environment as the Third Teacher. Chapter6: Documentation. Chapter7: Negotiating the Curriculum. Chapter8: The Investigating Classroom. Chapter9: Aesthetics in the Program. Chapter10: the Hundred Languages of Children. Appendix. Teachers, Questionnaires.