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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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Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Fusco, Esther – Childhood Education, 2009
In the summer of 2007, the authors had the opportunity to lead a group of Hofstra University students, pre- and inservice, undergraduate and graduate, elementary and art teachers, to Sorrento, Italy, for interdisciplinary courses in both literacy and art education. The culminating project, a shadow theater play and performance, brought together…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Puppetry, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Forman, George – Childhood Education, 1996
Presents case study of a child trying to represent and understand the water wheel as an example of knowledge construction from the constructivism perspective. Focuses on how his understanding of physical perspective taking advances through conflicts in the use of different media (telling, drawing, paper, clay, or wood model) and how the Reggio…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Development, Constructivism (Learning), Preschool Children
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Briefly describes the papers of James Raths, Bernard Spodek, James Hoot, Cynthia Sunal, Patricia Olmsted and Helena Hoas which are presented in this issue. These manuscripts focus on teacher training approaches in various countries.(RJC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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Olmsted, Patricia P.; Hoas, Helena – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Preprimary Project which is an ongoing cross-national survey of early childhood care and education in developed and developing countries. Presents information assembled thus far related to the training of teachers and caregivers in Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, and…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Profiles
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Abramson, Shareen; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Presents key features of the Reggio Emilia approach and its adaptation to early childhood curriculum in the United States. Discusses using projects as a teaching strategy for diverse students to encourage language and conceptual development. Gives prominence to visual languages. Describes project activities involving student teachers and children.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation
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DiMartino, Emily Comstock – Childhood Education, 1989
Presents personal observations of cultural differences regarding the family, time, sex role conventions, and the process of being and becoming among children and parents in Licodia Eubea, Sicily. Supports increased understanding of students' cultural heritages and differences on the part of American elementary school teachers in multicultural…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1982
Describes the play environment and the play behavior of children in Venice, Italy. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Play, Social Environment
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Moore, Dennis R.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1976
Reports on European preschools and child care arrangements considering particularly teacher-child ratios, school entry and amount of playground space available. (MS)
Descriptors: Child Care, Classroom Environment, Comparative Education, Curriculum
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Rodney, Clare – Childhood Education, 1976
Discusses child care in Europe in terms of school age entry priorities, family day care, staffing, major goals of child care programs and trends. Stresses the importance of viewing comparative education with objectivity. (MS)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Care, Comparative Education, Day Care
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Moramarco, Sheila Sobell – Childhood Education, 1975
Briefly describes Italy's day care system for infants and preschoolers and contrasts some practices with those of American day care programs. (ED)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Day Care, Foreign Countries, Hygiene