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Stefania Giamminuti Stefania’s engagement with the early childhood field internationally spans over 15 years. Previously an early childhood teacher in an International School in Rome (Italy) and a Montessori School in Perth (Western Australia), she is currently a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education in the School of Education, Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia). Stefania completed her PhD with Distinction at The University of Western Australia in 2009. She is the recipient of the 2010 Early Career Award of the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research and a recipient of the Early Childhood Australia Doctoral Thesis Award for 2010. A recipient of the Creswick Foundation Fellowship for 2006, Stefania spent six months engaging in PhD research in the world-renowned municipal infant-toddler centres and schools of the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy. She maintains strong reciprocal relationships with educators, atelieriste, pedagogiste, and other key protagonists in Reggio Emilia. Stefania holds an unyielding belief in the capabilities of very young children: her work speaks to those who believe in possibilities, and she advocates for the rights of children, educators, and families. Moving in the ‘third space’ of her diverse cultural and linguistic background, she lives close to the ocean in North Fremantle (WA) with her architect husband Andrea and their two-year-old daughter Nina – a far way from Rome, but always close.

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Dancing With Reggio Emilia
Metaphors for Quality

Author(s): Stefania Giamminuti (click on the author's name for more titles)

This is a book about the philosophical basis of a mode of early, preschool education. But that philosophical basis is not only set forth abstractly but explicated concretely by well observed examples of the daily life of those preschools. I happen to be a cittadino honorario of Reggio Emilia. And I confess that I am further honoured by the appearance of Ms Giamminuti’s book. For it brings that city and its pedagogical efforts into a universal context that honors us all.
[from the Foreword] Jerome Bruner, University Professor, New York University, NYC (USA)

As I read this book, the story emerged of a special educational project, seen and narrated through the eyes of a researcher who has positioned herself as a listener and observer of daily events in the municipal infant–toddler centres and ‘schools of childhood’ of Reggio Emilia. Stefania has narrated the possible which this experience attempts to bear witness to, proposing education as a primary and inalienable right of all children throughout the world.
[from the Epilogue] Claudia Giudici, President, Preschools and Infant—toddler Centres — Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Your book stands out in that it gives a genuine feeling for the schools and the community while also speaking to the already published literature.
Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education (USA).

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Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework
Researching in Reggio Emilia and Australia

Author(s): Jan Millikan, Stefania Giamminuti (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title in our EYLF series links the EYLF and documentation. Drawing on research from both Reggio Emilia and Australia, the authors are well placed to offer these insights.

From the Foreword by Jennifer Sumsion:

Jan and Stefania have taken up the challenge of ensuring that belonging, being and becoming doesn’t descend into cliché. As they explain, they have written ‘with the aim of sparking enriched responses to belonging, being and becoming’. And indeed, they have succeeded beautifully in showing how the principles of the Reggio Emilia educational project in Northern Italy can map so effectively onto the principles of the EYLF.

But importantly, they also show how bringing Reggio Emilia principles into conversation with the EYLF can provoke new ways of thinking about the possibilities of the EYLF. By focusing particularly on documentation, they make a timely and valuable contribution. They challenge some of the many myths about documentation that have emerged and taken hold over recent years. They complicate every day understandings and push readers to think more deeply about the possibilities that this distinctive aspect of early childhood practice affords. But equally importantly, they discuss ethical issues and related concerns that have been raised about documentation.

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EDEC4003 Social Justice and Diversity in Early Childhood

Author(s): Stefania Giamminuti (click on the author's name for more titles)

A custom e- textbook for your course Social Justice and Diversity in Early Childhood from Pademelon Press.

For over 25 years, Pademelon Press has given a voice to early childhood educators through our quality publications. Pademelon Custom Texts are a cost-effective solution for students to access those publications.

Professional Experience 6 Custom Textbook includes chapters from the following books:

• Talkin’ Up and Speakin’ Out: Aboriginal and Multicultural Voices in Early Childhood
• Insights: Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation ebook
• Conversations: Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation
• Dancing with Reggio Emilia: Metaphors for Quality
• Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework: Researching in Reggio Emilia and Australia

The individual books are also available so if you like the work of an author or authors and want to read more of it, you can purchase the complete book.

Questions? Just give us a call on 02 4236 1881 and we will be happy to help.

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