Gardner: Italian preschools offer lessons for Head Start

09/8/2003 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Harvard University professor Howard Gardner praises the preschools in Reggio Emilia, a city in northeastern Italy, for their imaginative approach to learning as a group activity. He says the schools, which have engaged children in such activities as exploring fax machines and building bird amusement parks, successfully allow preschoolers to follow their own interests while teachers introduce new ideas and materials.

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