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Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Springate, Kay Wright – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Considers both teacher-initiated and child-initiated strategies for enhancing young children's self-expression and creativity, based on the philosophy of the preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Discusses how the classroom can be modified to best support children's emerging creativity. (HTH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Expression, Classroom Environment, Creative Development
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Edwards, Carolyn P.; Springate, Kay – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Illustrates how the Reggio Emilia (Italy) Approach to learning uses classroom projects to provide valuable learning experiences to young children. Suggests how certain aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach of classroom project work may be applied to teaching and learning strategies in the United States. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Day Care, Documentation
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Firlik, Russell J. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Discusses four similarities between early childhood education systems in Oxfordshire, England and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Similarities between the two school systems include an integrated curriculum; (mixed) age grouping and school organization; the teacher's role; and the pedagogical underpinnings. (BB)
Descriptors: British Infant Schools, Classroom Environment, Comparative Education, Early Childhood Education