International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Saudi Educators’ Perspectives on the Reggio Emilia Approach
Ghadah Alsedrani

The purpose of this study, which is based on my PhD dissertation (Alsedrani, 2018),is to describe, explain, and analyze teachers’, supervisors’, and educational administrators’ perspectives about the challenges and benefits of adopting the Reggio Emilia approach (REA) into early childhood institutions in Saudi Arabia (SA).Early childhood education (ECE)faces many challenges in SA. Thus the researcher argues that implementing the REA in Saudi kindergartens may help overcome some of the challenges that are confronting ECE in SA today. This study used in-depth, semi-structured interviews to explore and analyze ECE educators’ perspectives about implementing the REA into Saudi ECE. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative analysis approach; to explore the participants’ opinions about the likelihood of implementing the REA, what it would take to adopt, and how it could be modified to fit the social, cultural, and religious contexts in SA.

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