Reggio Emilia in China: the use of a social justice approach to early learning to prepare children for a multicultural adoption market

Nyland, B and Nyland, C 2005, 'Reggio Emilia in China: the use of a social justice approach to early learning to prepare children for a multicultural adoption market', International Journal of Learning, vol. 11, pp. 1145-1152.


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Title Reggio Emilia in China: the use of a social justice approach to early learning to prepare children for a multicultural adoption market
Author(s) Nyland, B
Nyland, C
Year 2005
Journal name International Journal of Learning
Volume number 11
Start page 1145
End page 1152
Total pages 8
Publisher Common Ground
Abstract This paper is based on a program currently being run in a children's home in Shanghai. The program is of interest as it involves a Chinese-American partnership, a complex integration of educational and development ideas from differing cultures, was devised as a social justice project to support girl children, and the context is an orphanage and the global adoption market. The paper will explore how ideas, in this case the educational philosophies of Reggio Emilia, can globalise and become manifest in different forms depending on cultural values and the intentions of the users. The context supplies a rich background for this discussion. Cultural values are situated in the global adoption market and the infant, toddler and preschool programs are intended to prepare disadvantaged Chinese children for a life in middle America. To render these children suitable to cross-border transfer they are exposed to a conglomerate of experiences created by diverse circumstances that are both multi-cultural and multi-lingual.
Keyword(s) ideas diffusion
Reggio Emilia
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