ERIC Number: ED470307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Unpacking Interpretation: De-Constructions from Australia, America and Reggio Emilia. Selected Conference Papers from the Unpacking Conference (6th, Sydney, Australia, July 16-17, 2001).
Fleet, Alma, Ed.; Robertson, Janet, Ed.
This conference proceedings compiles a representative sample of the papers presented at the Institute of Early Childhood in July 2001, one in a series of conferences examining the challenges which the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy present the early childhood profession in Australia. The conference focused on the interpretation of experiences and interactions in the life of early childhood settings. The papers are: (1) "Rejoicing in Subjectivity: An Overview Based on a Personal Interpretation of the Schools for Young Children in the City of Reggio Emilia" (Jan Milikan), presenting one educator's interpretations of the early childhood programs in Reggio Emilia and discussing children's potentials, projects, collaboration, and documentation; (2) "Constructing Ourselves: A Search for Interpretation in a Diverse United States Setting" (Shareen Abramson), stressing the positive and negative aspects of the tensions associated with experiencing ideals from Reggio Emilia in schools in California; (3) "Unpacking the Gaze: Shifting Lenses" (Janet Robertson), challenging the gaze practitioners use to see children and interpret theory, particularly with relation to work with toddlers; (4) "Diversity Silenced" (Alma Fleet), considering possible interpretations of diversity through Australian pedagogical documentation; and (5) "Dialogue with Reggio: What Are Some Possibilities for Primary Schools?" (Lesley Studans), offering a personal journey to assist people considering implications of the ideas from Reggio Emilia in formal schooling environments. Most papers contain references. (KB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). Inst. of Early Childhood.
Identifiers - Location: Australia