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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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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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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)
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Rankin, Baji – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
Loris Malaguzzi, founder and guide for 50 years to the schools of young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy, passed away in January 1994. In this interview, conducted in 1990, Malaguzzi speaks directly to early childhood educators in the United States. He blends theory and practice as he clarifies the theoretical base of the Reggio schools and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Educational Theories
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Firlik, Russell – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Describes the Reggio Emilia (Italy) model for preschool education. Addresses the perceived difficulties of transferring the program to U.S. schools, focusing on differences in patterns of thinking, educational attitudes, and cultural conventions between the two cultures. Provides perspectives for change and adaptation. (SD)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning)