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Huber, Ulrike, Comp.; Mathà, Helmuth, Comp.; Taschler, Herbert, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2017
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, German in South Tyrol, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools,…
Descriptors: German, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Beltchenko, Laura – Gifted Child Today, 2016
In this article, I will examine the use of picture books as a means of supporting the intellectual pursuits of young children. Theoretical frameworks will be discussed as they pertain to the integration of these books in the Municipal Infant Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia and Pistoia, Italy. The pedagogical framework of these…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literacy, Literacy Education, Picture Books
Verra, Roland, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2016
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Guaran, Andrea – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the reflection on the relationship between values and methodological principles of Outdoor Education and spatial and geographical education perspectives, especially in pre-school and primary school, which relates to the age between 3 and 10 years. Outdoor Education is an educational practice that is already rooted in the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Reflection
Petris, Cinzia, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2014
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Language Minorities, Second Language Learning
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Burton, Fred – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
After 36 years of working as a progressive educator in American schools, the author notes the near absence of joy, passion, and imagination that today's students experience. He asks, "Where's wonder?" In this essay, the author makes a case for the role of wonder in learning as he reflects on his work with schools and museum educators at…
Descriptors: Museums, Reggio Emilia Approach, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Pastori, Giulia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
The Children Crossing Borders (CCB) study is a polyvocal, multi-sited project on immigration and early childhood education and care in five countries: Italy, Germany, France, England and the USA. The complicated nature of the data pushed us as a group to expand our methodological resources to not only organize the data but also to make it…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology
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Musatti, Tullia; Picchio, Mariacristina – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2010
This article provides an overview of Italian ECEC services, their development and educational culture. In Italy, out of home day care for children under 3 became a quantitatively significant phenomenon in the last 30 years. Its development was characterized by the close collaboration between research agencies and ECEC services. A rich variety of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Predictor Variables
Belluscio, Giovanni, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (NJ1), 2010
This regional dossier aims to provide concise, descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe--"Arberishtja" of Italy. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Foreign Countries, Dialects, Indo European Languages
Stejzygier, Aneta – Online Submission, 2009
The paper presents the social capital as the essential element of success of the Reggio Emilia preschools known for their unique approach to the early childhood education. The collaborative effort is introduced through examples of the currently ongoing "Reggio Narrates" project of Reggio preschools, the "Dialogue with the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Capital
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2007
This article shares the views of the members of the World Forum community regarding early childhood education trends around the world. It summarizes trends from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Nepal, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author presents the biography of Maria Montessori, who pioneered early childhood education and introduced a new method of pedagogy. The innovations in education that Montessori introduced were enough to reserve a place for her in the history books. Montessori was ahead of her time in many aspects of her life. The decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Montessori Method
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Kroeger, Janice; Cardy, Terri – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Some educators experience difficulty documenting young children's work in early childhood settings because of a limited understanding of the importance of documentation, what or how to document, and the effective use of documentation; limited resources (time, tools, and assistance); or predetermined curricular guidelines. Some teachers, especially…
Descriptors: Documentation, Early Experience, Preschool Children, Constructivism (Learning)
Sacks, Lynne; Ruzzi, Betsy Brown – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2005
Early childhood education has received an increasing amount of attention in the last two decades in the United States and in other countries. There is now a strong consensus on the many benefits of preschool. Studies have shown that attending a high-quality preschool program not only increases children's readiness for kindergarten, but also causes…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
Human Resources Development Canada, 2003
When Canadian parents look back on their own lives and the lives of their parents, they see changes across a generation that have profoundly affected their parenting experience, compared to when they themselves were young children. Supports for today's parents must take into consideration these changes that affect the care and nurturing of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Age Differences, Young Children