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Picchio, Mariacristina; Di Giandomenico, Isabella; Musatti, Tullia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
Pedagogical documentation is a practice currently used in Italian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to make visible children's learning processes in ECEC, to promote parents' participation and to support professionals' reflexive competences. These functions of pedagogical documentation have been enhanced within a system of…
Descriptors: Documentation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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Lazzari, Arianna; Picchio, Mariacristina; Musatti, Tullia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
There is a broad consensus in international debates that the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is inextricably linked to the professionalisation of its workforce. In particular, the importance of providing ECEC practitioners with continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities has been increasingly recognised in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Educational Quality, Professional Continuing Education
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Picchio, Mariacristina; Giovannini, Donatella; Mayer, Susanna; Musatti, Tullia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
Systematic documentation and analysis of educational practice can be a powerful tool for continuous support to the professionalism of early childhood education practitioners. This paper discusses data from a three-year action-research initiative carried out by a research agency in collaboration with a network of Italian municipal "nido"…
Descriptors: Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Children, Educational Practices