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Giardiello, Patricia

Works: 3 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 343 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1775.6, 372.21
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia Giardiello
Pioneers in early childhood education : the roots and legacies of Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs by Patricia Giardiello( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs have had a major impact on contemporary early years curriculum theory and practice. This new book, introduces students and practitioners to the ideas, philosophies and writings of these key early thinkers in early childhood education and show how they relate to quality early years provision today. The book explores the influences that shaped the ideas, values and beliefs of each pioneer and clearly demonstrates how they have each contributed to our knowledge of young children's learning and development. It then examines these in the context of current UK policy to highlight the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reflecting on their own practice"--
Empowering early childhood educators : international pedagogies as provocation( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This forward-thinking text challenges educators to think about and question the purpose of education and explores international understandings of the role played by early years professionals in promoting participatory, ethical and reflexive practice which benefits children as independent decision makers. By exploring the different perspectives, concepts and practices adopted in early childhood settings in Denmark, Finland, Aotearoa, New Zealand and Sweden, Empowering Early Childhood Educators demonstrates the potential of participatory and democratic approaches in day-to-day practice. Illustrating how pedagogical approaches such as Te Whāriki, Reggio Emilia and the Montessori method, may be understood and interpreted to maximise children's engagement in their socio-cultural context, chapters empower educators to question their professional experience, knowledge and initiative to find a balance between directives and ethical practice. A rich combination of case studies, commentaries, interviews and conversations, the text offers critical insight into the daily practices and challenges of early years educators around the world and inspires critical reflection on practices which empower them. A powerful revaluation of the purposes and value of early childhood education, Empowering Early Childhood Educators will be of interest to early years practitioners, students and researchers"--
The roots and legacies of four key women pioneers in early childhood ecucation : a theoretical and philosophical discussion by Patricia Giardiello( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical, theoretical and scientific interest in early childhood has a very long history. The idea that the early years are the foundation of children's long term prospects is one of the most ancient, enduring and influencing themes shaping early childhood policy and provision today. The motivation and purpose for this study stems from a desire to de-familiarise that which is already known in order to reflect upon, and identify new understandings of early childhood education in relation to universal values and beliefs concerning young children's learning and development. Using an interpretative paradigm, which Habermas (1984, p.109) would describe as a "double hermeneutic" as the process involves striving to re- interpret the already interpreted world, I argue that the principles, practices and provision of early childhood education in the United Kingdom today have strong roots in the innovative pedagogies of four influential women of the 19th and 20th century: Margaret and Rachel McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs. This study adopts a historical stance and firstly examines how early childhood education began through exploring and reflecting upon the early philosophers of the past whose ideas, values and beliefs were influential in shaping the key women pioneers' thinking. The study then moves on to examines the roots and legacies of the four women and the contribution they each made to early childhood education today. The contribution of my thesis to current knowledge and understanding of early childhood education lies firstly in the way I have synthesised the lives and work of the four women who form the focus of this thesis and secondly, in my demonstration of the way much of what constitutes effective early childhood provision has been shaped through the course of history
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.44 for Pioneers i ... to 0.68 for Empowering ...)

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