Educational engagement, care, and inclusion: a narrative about La Giostra, a nursery school in Florence

Source document: Studia paedagogica. 2016, vol. 21, iss. 4, pp. 117-136
Extent
117-136
  • ISSN
    1803-7437 (print)
    2336-4521 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
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Abstract(s)
The present study concerns an Italian nursery school (for children between 6 and 36 months of age) located in the periphery of Florence. La Giostra is an interesting and challenging project that originated in desires by educators and the Cospe non-governmental organization to change the local sociocultural context as well as efforts to give voice to immigrant families with very young children. The project succeeded in creating an educational environment characterized by a participatory approach and a willingness to promote and support an intercultural and multi/inter-linguistic institution characterized by communicative practices in which both foreign language speaking and Italian children could participate successfully.
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