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ERIC Number: EJ769917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
How Many Languages Can Reggio Children Speak? Many More than a Hundred!
Kang, Jinju
Gifted Child Today, v30 n3 p45-48, 65 Sum 2007
This article presents the author's experiences during a 5-day tour at Reggio Emilia, Italy, that is well known for the phrase, "the hundred languages of children" (Edwards, Gandini, & Forman, 1993). The author saw the infinite ways that children expressed their ideas in each Reggio school being visited. The author found three means by which Reggio Emilia schools encouraged children to build their languages: (1) the combination of diverse materials, (2) the respect for children's abilities, and (3) the belief in working with others. These values increased the possibility of children developing and representing their own ideas, feelings, and thoughts. The author shared these experiences in order to encourage others to visit the schools in Reggio Emilia, and to be inspired as the author was to offer young children hundreds and hundreds of languages to develop their various gifts and talents. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy