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This article discusses an early childhood program administrator's reflections on her visit to the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The following six themes are discussed: (1) teachers' respect for each child; (2) teachers' emphasis on relationships; (3) the importance of art as the medium chosen to represent children's thinking; (4) the critical role of communication; (5) the relaxed pace in the schools; and (6) the teachers' different roles. The article concludes with ideas and questions inspired by the visit that the administrator would like to share with colleagues in a gifted education environment. (Author)

Descriptors: Art Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Gifted, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Reggio Emilia Approach, Special Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship

Author: Hertzog, Nancy B.



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