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DeLucam Christopher; Pyle, Angela; Roy, Suparna; Chalas, Agnieszka; Danniels, Erica – Teachers College Record, 2019
Context: The standards-based movement in U.S. public education has reached as far as kindergarten. Early primary teachers are increasingly required to teach academic standards in core subject areas, while engaging in increased levels of student assessment. In kindergarten, this growing emphasis on academic standards and student assessment is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Standards, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Dev, Dipti A.; Burton, Anna; McBride, Brent A.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Garcia, Aileen S. – Childhood Education, 2019
The Reggio Emilia approach is an international example of high-quality early care and education programs and this article offers innovative, practical strategies in which Reggio Emilia-inspired educators can link this approach while implementing the research-based EAT [Ecological Approach to] Family Style Dining program to foster a positive…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Child Health
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Alnervik, Karin – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Swedish preschool teachers must systematically document activities in the preschool in order to evaluate the quality of these activities. Pedagogical documentation is one form of documentation that is proposed. The aim of this article is to discuss and create knowledge of structures and tools based on different communicative aspects of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Smith, Mandy McCormick; Chao, Theodore – Education Sciences, 2018
Young American children in today's public schools live in a world in which tensions around about identity (i.e., ethnicity and race, gender continuums, language backgrounds and proficiencies, cultural values and beliefs, economic resources, schooled experiences, literacy, and im/migration history) are part of everyday conversation. However, many…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Self Concept
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Yelland, Nicola J.; Leung, Wai Man Vivienne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In this paper we outline the provision of pre-primary education in the Hong Kong SAR and discuss how the educational reform initiatives of 2000 (Learning to Learn) and global imperatives provided the impetus to reshape a new educational approach to early childhood education. We use the example of a half-day pre-primary (kindergarten) programme to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Educational Change, Lifelong Learning
Lawson, Lynne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many American preschool children enter kindergarten without the emergent literacy skills needed to learn to read. To address this problem, this multicase qualitative study investigated the emergent literacy practices at Steiner Waldorf-inspired and Reggio Emilia-inspired schools. The research questions focused on how alternative preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy
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Muller, Meir; Gorsetman, Chaya; Alexander, Shelley T. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study examined the experiences of teachers in a Jewish early childhood center implementing constructivist theory and pedagogy through a Reggio Emilia-inspired model. Constructivist practices were described through interviews, surveys, classroom documentation, and observations. The data indicated that areas that were initially deemed as…
Descriptors: Judaism, Reggio Emilia Approach, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Lowry, Anne – Science and Children, 2018
The Reggio-inspired approach often leads a teacher down unexpected paths, as many class explorations originate from students' observations of problems or phenomena. Students then work collaboratively with the teacher; the teacher consistently observes and questions the students to discover what the students are thinking and why. The teacher…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Meacham, Sohyun; Atwood-Blaine, Dana – Science and Children, 2018
Young children are full citizens. They have full rights to use their "hundred languages," hands, and thoughts to contribute to the field of science. The founder of the Reggio Emilia approach, Loris Malaguzzi, emphasizes in his famous poem that every child has a hundred ways of discovering the world and a hundred worlds to invent. Today's…
Descriptors: Robotics, Reggio Emilia Approach, Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Broderick, Jane; Aslinger, Rebecca; Hong, Seong Bock – Science and Children, 2018
Cooking is a common experience in preschool classrooms, where teachers provide hands-on opportunities with ingredients in the process of following standard recipes. What sets this story apart is the way that the teacher supports the children in designing their own cookie recipe in an authentic way, using experimentation and manipulation of cookies…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Cooking Instruction
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Ogu, Uchenna; Malone, Katie; Hassing, Sarah – Science and Children, 2018
A Reggio-Emilia inspired approach to learning allows for integration of core disciplines, innovation, and creativity, while supporting current science pedagogy. Reggio-inspired projects are a part of an "emergent" curriculum, one where both teachers and children have the ability to make decisions that inform learning. The authors'…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Creativity
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Paul, Cheryl – Science and Children, 2018
When the idea of having a Kids' Inquiry Conference (KIC) in the author's school was discussed, she was motivated to participate because of her belief in children as capable protagonists of their learning. These Reggio-inspired beliefs made her confident that her preschool class would be successful participants in this challenging scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Reggio Emilia Approach, Magnets, Toys
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Balfour, Beatrice Jane Vittoria – History of Education, 2018
In this article, memory is examined as it relates to origin stories of the Reggio Emilia approach -- an internationally renowned Italian education programme -- and to the articulation of women's experiences of gender and their narrative identity in this very particular context. The article shows that a number of women who partook in the founding…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Gender Issues, Womens Education, Females
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O'Sullivan, Carmel; Maguire, Jacqueline; Hayes, Nóirín; O'Sullivan, Seoidín; Corcoran, Lucie; McKenna, Grainne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The Wonder Project was a collaborative early-years music and visual arts project developed in partnership with Traveller children and their mothers, involving artists, Fingal County Childcare Committee, Fingal Travellers' Organisation and the Arts Education Research Group in Trinity College Dublin. This qualitative study aimed to create an…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Mothers
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Metin Aslan, Özge – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this research; a laboratory preschool located in one of the northern states of the United States of America and operating under the Child Development Institute, explains the practices about the Emergent Curriculum and builds a bridge between theory and practice in preschool education. It is thought that bringing good examples of a…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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