Kindergarten Environments in Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Modena, and Parma, Italy In Search of Quality
Italian kindergartens are world-renown and they have developed within the context of educational reform in Italy that has occurred since the 1940s. In this chapter, three types of kindergartens are described: private, state-funded, and municipal. Included is a brief history of the evolution of kindergartens, description of the learning environments, teacher qualifications, and child populations. A summary of the findings of the comparative Global Guidelines Assessment study of kindergartens in Bologna, Parma, Modena and Reggio Emilia is also presented.
KeywordsEarly Childhood Educator Consensus Group Kindergarten Teacher Emilia Romagna Region Preschool Setting
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