Emergent Curriculum in the Primary Classroom: Interpreting the Reggio Emilia Approach in Schools

Author(s): 
Carol Anne Wien, ed.
Item #: 2001
ISBN: 
978-0-8077-4887-9
# of Pages: 
192
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How is a compelling, exemplary curriculum created in schools in spite of the pressures to implement a standardized one? In this book, teachers and principals share their experiences with emergent curriculum, and with the creative practices they've developed in urban classrooms kindergarten to third grade. We learn what they were trying to do, how they began the process, the challenges they face, the decisions they made, and what happened to the children.

All chapters are written by teachers who have found ways of interpreting the Reggio approach to enrich their teaching within the confines of traditional schools. This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand emergent curriculum and for all who hope to nurture an enlivening way to learn in classrooms. Copublished with Teachers College Press.

"This book is a treasure trove of useful frameworks, wonderful teacher stories, and memorable insights. It demonstrates the remarkable potential of children and teachers, and it clarifies how North American elementary school educators can take hold of ideas from Reggio Emilia and integrate them with their own ideals and standards."

— Carolyn Pope Edwards, University of Nebraska-Lincoln