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Gurjar, Nandita – Childhood Education, 2021
Italian makerspace is based on the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach founded by Loris Malaguzzi, in which the environment plays a critical role in children's development. Malaguzzi believed that the makerspace is the third teacher (joining family and classroom teachers), and children express themselves through a "hundred…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creativity, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Graham, Mark; Moore, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation and learning come together in a vibrant manner during dynamic arts education classes led by teachers who understand the importance of collaboration and student improvisation.
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Elementary Education, Innovation
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Mantovani, S.; Bove, C.; Ferri, P.; Manzoni, P.; Cesa Bianchi, A.; Picca, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The article presents preliminary findings from a family survey about children's experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown, which was administered through the pediatric network SICuPP (Italian Society of Primary Care Pediatricians -- Lombardy) in Northern Italy. The study involved 3443 parents with children aged from 1 to 5 years and from 6 to 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Silva, Clara; Bajzáth, Angéla; Lemkow-Tovias, Gabriel; Wastijn, Bert – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper presents the results of a European survey that was part of a European funded project, entitled 'Multicultural Early Childhood Education', carried out between 2017 and 2018, in three countries: Italy, Spain, and Hungary. The goal was to explore the intercultural training needs of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Tobin, Joseph – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
"Children Crossing Borders" was an ambitious study of the intersection of im/migration and early childhood education in five countries: England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. This article looks back at this study a decade later, presenting the main findings and proposing suggestions about how in the contemporary climate…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Early Childhood Education, Student Needs
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Lazzari, Arianna; Balduzzi, Lucia; Van Laere, Katrien; Boudry, Caroline; Rezek, Mateja; Prodger, Angela – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Positive transitions across home, ECEC and compulsory school education (CSE) are critical in promoting children's development and educational achievement: this seems especially the case for children from migrant backgrounds. However, as a consequence of entrenched institutional practices and lack of ownership the issues by the different groups of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, At Risk Students, Cultural Differences, Transitional Programs
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Aguiar, Cecília; Silva, Carla S.; Guerra, Rita; Rodrigues, Ricardo B.; Ribeiro, Luísa A.; Pastori, Giulia; Leseman, Paul – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
We analysed effective and promising interventions, within the classroom and school microsystems, aiming to promote equality and belongingness for immigrant, Roma, and low-income children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) and primary education in eight European countries. Over 500 interventions were identified, and 78…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Low Income Students, Early Childhood Education
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Macagno, Alessia; Molina, Paola – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
From their origins, Italian early childhood services paid attention to the transition from family to childcare centre, explicitly referring to attachment theory. In the present study, the "Parent Attachment Diary" was adapted and applied within a childcare centre context to examine the development of infants' relationship with their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Care Centers
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Scaini, Simona; Caputi, Marcella; Ogliari, Anna; Oppo, Annalisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Literature has shown the importance of social cognition for emotional wellness. However, to our knowledge, few studies so far investigated the relationship between social cognition and anxiety in childhood. No study systematically examined social cognition in relation to specific domains of anxiety. By a correlational design and multivariate…
Descriptors: Genetics, Anxiety Disorders, Social Cognition, Correlation
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Rogers, Marg; Dovigo, Fabio; Doan, Laura – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
In most majority countries, early childhood educators' work occurs in a context increasingly dominated by neoliberal logic. A large body of literature emphasises that neoliberalism flourishes in society by fuelling mutual distrust and competition among people to pursue individual performance and material gain. This system has crept into education…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers
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Lichene, Claudia – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
European and international research shows how the child has an attitude, in relation to the knowledge of the natural world, characterized by curiosity and free exploration. My research refers to the theoretical contribution of Dewey ([1933. "How We Think: A Restatement of the Relationship of Reflective Thinking to the Educational…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preschool Education, Intellectual Development, Educational Philosophy
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Vezzani, Agnese – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Generally, all schools state that they are children-focused, but this aim is most visible in communication if children have autonomy and freedom of expression. The purpose of this article is twofold: first, to describe some features of conversations' in early childhood education, and, second, to investigate the conditions in which pupils are more…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Verbal Communication, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Picchio, Mariacristina; Mayer, Susanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The study explored the experience of young children from migrant families during their first entry into an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service and analysed how the children cope with the new context, which is socially, culturally and linguistically different from their home. The activities and social behaviour of two groups of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Migrants, Coping
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Lindsay, Gai – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This paper articulates John Dewey's socio-political and historical influence upon the foundation and evolution of the world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. It proposes that the pedagogical depth, influence and endurance of the Italian project are grounded in Dewey's philosophies of education, aesthetics and democracy.…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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