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Reggio Emilia education exhibit at OU-C

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Jan. 5, 2005) -- Ohio University-Chillicothe is honored to present "The Ohio Exhibit: Where Ideas Learn to Fly," located in the Patricia Scott Memorial Art Gallery of Bennett Hall. The exhibit features the work of teachers and young children across Ohio that demonstrates inspiration and quality from the Reggio Emilia philosophy of learning and teaching.

Coordinated with the efforts of the Ohio Department of Education, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and the Ohio Study Groups, the exhibit aspires to provide a better understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy that began in Reggio Emilia, Italy after WWII. The style of Reggio Emilia education distinguishes it from other efforts both inside and outside of Italy and attracts worldwide attention. Of special interest is the emphasis on children's symbolic languages in the context of a project-oriented curriculum.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Jan. 17, 2005. In conjunction with the exhibit, in-service opportunities regarding four of the nine Reggio Emilia elements will be available for local educators.

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Media Contact: Deborah Zurmehly, (740) 774-7233 or zurmehld@ohio.edu; or Chillicothe Public Relations Coordinator Kim Huddleston, (740) 774-7721 or huddlest@ohio.edu

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