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Crossing Boundaries

by Amelia Gambetti, Bonnie Neugebauer
May/June 2004
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A Conversation with Amelia Gambetti by Bonnie Neugebauer
following the international conference held in Reggio Emilia, Italy, February 25-28, 2004

It was fantastic to be in Reggio Emilia for this important international conference to celebrate the beginning of Reggio Children and the life and work of Loris Malaguzzi. So many countries were represented!

Amelia: I think the message of the program, Crossing Boundaries, was also visible in the presence of people from 54 countries around the world along with people from Italy and Reggio Emilia. These 1,400 attendees feel that we are together in a common effort within our very different contexts �" we are all invested in changing things in the field of education. All of us are advocates for children.

Why do you think so many people want to learn about your work?

Every time people come to Reggio, they want to understand our approach to working with children and families within our communities. They understand that our experience cannot be replicated, but maybe they have found value within our work for what they are thinking about in their own communities.

They also have the possibility to encounter Reggio Emilia through reading our books. How we explain how we as adults, ...

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