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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929610645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929610648
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Julianne Wurm works as an instructional reform facilitator in the San Francisco Unified School District. She has taught in inner city schools in Houston, Los Angeles and New York City and worked in preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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I found the book to be engaging and easy to read.
Melody Angles
THIS book is the only Reggio text that I have found that actually gives me ways to use this method of teaching in my classroom.
D. Sherman
I would recommend it for anyone looking to incorporate more of this work into their existing classroom.
D. Lack

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Emily Holzknecht on July 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
As someone who has been to visit the schools in Reggio Emilia and has studied the Reggio Approach with a large group of co-learners, I have to say that I find this book very disappointing in its ability to explain the municipal infant/toddler and preprimary schools of Reggio Emilia in a way that remains true to what they are. Granted, the task of explaining is very difficult given the huge and fundamental differences between the Reggio Emilia schools and the early childhood programs in the United States. Even so, there are much better resources for those interested in learning about and applying ideas from Reggio Emilia. Try "The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach Advanced Reflections, Second Edition" or "Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners." These two books remain true to what Reggio is. They, in a sense, translate ideas from Italian into English instead of translating ideas from Reggio into American, which is the mistake made by the authors of "Working in the Reggio Way." While the two recommendations I have given are considerably more expensive than "Working in the Reggio Way" and considerably more challenging to read, the money you pay for the book and the time and effort that you and your co-learners put into understanding Reggio represents an intelligent and lucrative investment that will pay off greatly for you. There is no shortcut to Reggio. Any book that claims to be for beginners or to be easy or is offered cheaply should be approached with great caution, and will most likely lead the reader through familiar American paths of early childhood rather than truly transporting her across the seas to the Reggio Emilia experience.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Melody Angles on June 19, 2006
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I bought this book after it was recommended in a professional mentor group as a great resource for making authentic changes in individual settings. I found the book to be engaging and easy to read. The suggestions are very practical and respect the individuality of each school site that may use the book. I found the book to be completely process oriented and made me much more aware of the history and thinking in Reggio than other sources I had consulted before. I love that is it a first person account and not based on distant research but original research. I would recommend this book for anyone looking to begin the process of change in their school.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sylvia E. Frinak on June 27, 2005
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I have had the pleasure and opportunity to have had Ms. Wurm work as my program's consultant this year. Reading "Working in the Reggio Way A Beginners Guide for Teachers" really brings all of the theory and practice that Julie Lives, Walks and Breathes! I found this book to be "People Friendly" and a hard one to put down! This book really empowers ECE teachers in creating our own "Reggio Way" here in the states. It's also a book which reminds us to place children first.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Sherman on October 5, 2008
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I recently came back from a Teachers conference and took a class on Reggio style. The teacher recommended this book, since I enjoyed the class I bought the book. THIS book is the only Reggio text that I have found that actually gives me ways to use this method of teaching in my classroom. I don't want page after page of how it worked somewhere else, I want to know how I can make Reggio-style WORK in MY classroom. This book gave me those tools.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Lack on May 3, 2013
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The book opens with the poem by Loris Malaguzzi - no way - the hundred is there and a quote about open mind. a brief history of Reggio, a look at the author, Julianne's personal experience, and an overview of the purpose and history behind the creation of this book. Julianne was called to write this book because of what she saw from her unique perspective: "My work as an interpreter...gave me the opportunity to eavesdrop on conversations between the Reggio teachers and their visitors from around the world. I realized there was a gap between the information that was sought and the information that was provided. It resulted from a mixture of things: Language, different working situations, professional development experiences, and, most important, culture....While I had the opportunity over time to move past initial impressions and...questions, the teachers touring the school did not...many American teachers who wanted to work in the Reggio way were challenged...From the perspective of an American in Reggio, I was able to investigate many questions that other teachers have posed but have not had the time or opportunity to explore in the same manner... This book offers a tour of the Reggio approach through the eyes of a foreigner with one foot in both cultures... It is a practical guide to help reshape your thinking towards working with young children... in Reggio ways..." (p. 4-5)

The first three chapters are divided into three factors for teachers to examine regarding their beliefs and values and whether these are congruent with their actual practice. This is accomplished in a workbook-esque way, by offering a series of questions an provocations to the reader, and the expectation that they take a notebook and do the exercises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sccriley on December 26, 2010
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I ordered this book after discovering that the company that I work for was trying to implement a Reggio inspired approach. This book has been a wonderful resource for me. It has explained how Reggio works in the classroom, and has given me many ideas of how to implement small but effective changes in my own classroom.

I recommend this book for anyone who is tired of the same old tired curriculum, who feels like they do the same tired stuff day in and day out, who feels like they don't enjoy their job any more. Reggio will help you connect with the children in your classroom on a whole new level, and this book will help you begin on your way to making that happen.
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