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"Bravo for a splendid book! Leading figures in Italy's famous preschool movement (plus a few well-informed foreigners) provide vivid descriptions not only of pedagogical practices, but also of the evolving politics of decentralization that has kept Italy's preschools under local community control with no sacrifice of standards. Compulsory reading!"
--Jerome Bruner, New York University
"This book is simply wonderful--every page! Throughout the sixteen chapters--written mostly by the Italians themselves--practices, policies, reflections, and research on how best to serve infants and toddlers and their families are shared."
--Lilian G. Katz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Though the Italian experience cannot simply be transplanted to the United States, by staying in the conversation, we will deepen and sharpen our understanding of what we want for our infant-toddler parent-teacher programs and may even discover some strategies for getting them there."
--E. Z. Tronick, Harvard School of Education and Harvard Medical School
Publisher Web Site, April 2005
|Contexts of Caregiving: History, Culture, Family, and Politics|
|Infant Care in the United States and How the Italian Experience Can Help||p. 15|
|Infant-Toddler Centers in Italy Today: Tradition and Innovation||p. 23|
|Change in Italian National Policy for Children 0-3 Years Old and Their Families: Advocacy and Responsibility||p. 38|
|Vision, Strategy, and Innovation: Experiences from Different Cities in Italy|
|Reggio Emilia: The Image of the Child and the Child's Environment as a Fundamental Principle||p. 49|
|Reggio Emilia: Experiencing Life in an Infant-Toddler Center: Interview with Cristina Bondavalli||p. 55|
|Milan: Meeting New Kinds of Family Needs||p. 67|
|Parma: Supporting the Work of Teachers Through Professional Development, Organization, and Administrative Support||p. 78|
|Pistoia: Creating a Dynamic, Open System to Serve Children, Families, and Community||p. 89|
|Notable Practices: Strategies, Reasons, and Narratives|
|Inserimento: A Strategy for Delicately Beginning Relationships and Communications||p. 109|
|Two Reflections About Documentation||p. 124|
|Traces of Childhood: A Child's Diary||p. 146|
|Inclusion: Dario's Story||p. 152|
|Reflections by Participant-Observers and Research Collaborators|
|Knowing and Learning in an Educational Context: A Study in the Infant-Toddler Centers of the City of Pistoia||p. 167|
|Research as a Partnership for Learning Together: Studying the Growth of Relationships Inside the Nido||p. 181|
|Quando c'e' Figli (When There Are Children): Observations on Italian Early Childhood||p. 200|
|Conclusions for Now, Questions and Directions for the Future||p. 216|
|About the Editors and the Contributors||p. 227|
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