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Practice and provision in Reggio Emilia

Practice and provision in reggio emilia

Key Ideas Explored in this Chapter

  • the provision and practice in Reggio Emilia
  • some key elements that have been adapted and adopted elsewhere
  • key learning from this approach that might enhance provision and practice.

In many education circles, certainly within Schools of Education across the world, Reggio Emilia has come to be synonymous with ‘early years’ and is now referred to as ‘the Reggio Approach’. It is in fact an area in Northern Italy that most people, if they have heard of it at all, will know for its cheese and wine. However, after the Second World War, parents in this part of Italy, dynamically led by Loris Malaguzzi, started an innovative pre-school system that survives ...

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