Reggio Emilia is a small city in northern Italy. After World War II, the parents of young children (mostly mothers) led an effort to develop a new type of child care. This effort was headed by Loris Malaguzzi, who was at the time a young teacher. Over the past several decades, the approach to education developed in Reggio Emilia has gained worldwide attention.
This philosophy of the Reggio Emilia schools is based on several key principles, but the heart of the Reggio Emilia philosophy is the image of the child. Based on this philosophy, all children are seen as strong and capable. Children are encouraged to be active citizens ...
This article discusses the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, including a brief history and it outlines several of the philosophy's basic principles including the image of the child, the classroom environment, documentation and the roles of teachers and families. The explanation is given in 389 words.