0845 474 4572
info@eurospanbookstore.com

Temporarily out of stock: Usually despatched in 10-14 days

Possible Schools

The Reggio Approach to Urban Education

Ann Lewin-Benham (author) Howard Gardner (foreword)

ISBN: 9780807746516

Publication Date: Jan 2006

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Tells the story of the Model Early Learning Center (MELC) in Washington, DC - a school to successfully implement the principles of the Municipal Preschools of Reggio Emilia. The author describes the origin of this school, which served urban families, and traces its evolution from a chaotic inception to its ability to apply Reggio practices.
£30.95

Temporarily out of stock: usually despatched in 10-14 days

  • Full Description
  • More Information
  • Author Biography
  • Customer Reviews
Possible Schools tells the compelling story of the Model Early Learning Center (MELC) in Washington, D.C. - the only school in a U.S. urban area to successfully implement the principles of the Municipal Preschools of Reggio Emilia. The author describes the origin of this school, which served impoverished urban families, and traces its evolution from a chaotic inception to its ability to apply Reggio practices. Both inspirational and straightforward in its details, this book describes: a new vision for early education, showing how children and families in poverty will thrive when their abilities are promoted and intellect respected; the structure of the program, providing guidance to anyone wanting to adapt the Reggio Approach in their school; children's incredible accomplishments, including many photos; teachers' development, both personally and professionally, as they learned to use an approach that involves a new role for teachers; the role of Reggio educator Amelia Gambetti, who spent a year at the MELC; parent involvement in many new and expanded roles; and, the complex circumstances that resulted in the eventual closing of the school.

Reviews

Ann Lewin-Benham is one of the most remarkable builders of educational institutions of our time, and she is a great storyteller.... The Model Early Learning Center is... proof that schools in the Reggio tradition can be created even in the most challenging urban disadvantaged areas. - From the Foreword by Howard Gardner "A beautifully written antidote to current overly optimistic views and must reading for both educators and policymakers." - Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University "This honest, gripping account documents not only the real potential for applying the Reggio Emilia approach in diverse American preschools serving our neediest children, but also demonstrates the very real potentials of those children, their families, and teachers." - Sue Bredekamp, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC
Illustrations Illustrations
Pages 176
Date Published 31 Jan 2006
Publisher Teachers College Press
Subject/s Education   Pre-school & kindergarten   Secondary schools   Primary & middle schools   Independent schools, private education   Faith (religious) schools  
Ann Lewin-Benham founded and directed the Model Early Learning Center and ran the Capital Children's Museum in Washington, DC for twenty years. Prior to starting the museum, she initiated, taught in, or ran other schools and educational programs.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Post your comment

Eurospan Bookstore