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Early education in British Columbia: Engaging in dialogue with Reggio Emilia's early childhood project

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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica; Berger, Iris; Kocher, Laurie; Isaac, Karen & Mort, Janet
Publication Date: 
1 Apr 2006

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This paper reports how a group of policymakers, educators, researchers and Aboriginal leaders view Reggio Emilia's educational project as a source of inspiration for British Columbia. In particular, it explores the conditions that have made possible the success of the Reggio Emilia programs and outlines perspectives and practices from these programs that we could consider as sources of inspiration to enhance early education here in British Columbia. In the first section of the paper, we review the history, pedagogical project and organizational structures of Reggio Emilia early childhood programs. Following this review, we briefly outline the situation of British Columbia's early education. The final section of the paper presents a vision for British Columbia's early education system.