ISBN13:978-0807740088 ISBN10: 080774008X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0807740095 ISBN10: 0807740098
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Publisher:Teacher's College Press Year Published: 2001 International: No
"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
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Contexts of Caregiving: History, Culture, Family, and Politics
Infant Care in the United States and How the Italian Experience Can Help
Infant-Toddler Centers in Italy Today: Tradition and Innovation
Change in Italian National Policy for Children 0-3 Years Old and Their Families: Advocacy and Responsibility
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
Reggio Emilia: Experiencing Life in an Infant-Toddler Center: Interview with Cristina Bondavalli
Milan: Meeting New Kinds of Family Needs
Parma: Supporting the Work of Teachers Through Professional Development, Organization, and Administrative Support
Pistoia: Creating a Dynamic, Open System to Serve Children, Families, and Community
Notable Practices: Strategies, Reasons, and Narratives
Inserimento: A Strategy for Delicately Beginning Relationships and Communications
Two Reflections About Documentation
Traces of Childhood: A Child's Diary
Inclusion: Dario's Story
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
Research as a Partnership for Learning Together: Studying the Growth of Relationships Inside the Nido
Quando c'e' Figli (When There Are Children): Observations on Italian Early Childhood
Conclusions for Now, Questions and Directions for the Future
About the Editors and the Contributors
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