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Hayes, Shirley – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
Working and researching in a Reggio-inspired preschool for one year allowed me to witness repeated rituals of schooling, especially the walk-around-the-candle birthday ceremony. In this paper, I focus on the importance of ritual to human endeavors and share the educational, transformational, and caring quality that these rituals hold for children…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods, Caring