March 04, 2008
Ten Pacini Scholarships Available to Both
St. John’s and Other Universities’ Students.
Graduate Students interested in studying a highly regarded
Italian approach to Early
Childhood Education should drop everything and apply now
as the March 7 deadline is nearing. (Applications received after
March 7th will be considered if space remains available.)
Ten scholarships—twice the number that were awarded last
year—are being made available for the program in 2008 in honor of
the School of Education’s Celebration of
100 years of preparing visionary educators. They are being made
possible by the Josephine
M. Pacini Endowed Scholarship Program, which provides support
for St. John’s professors and students to engage in collaborative
research and study in the northern Italian city of Brescia. St.
John’s graduate students as well as those from other U.S.
universities are invited to apply for the three-credit course.
Those who enroll will have a unique opportunity of studying the
widely acclaimed Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood
Education that emphasizes immersion in the creative and performing
arts. This is the third year that St. John’s has made this one-week
program available and offered the Pacini Scholarships to a number
of students who apply.
School of Education Dean Jerrold Ross, Ph.D., notes that, "This
program, the only one of its kind in the world, unites a highly
popular graduate course of study of American early childhood
practices with a unique international approach that provides very
young children with an academic and aesthetic experience
guaranteeing their success in school."
Questions? Contact program leaders Smita Guha, Ph.D., at email@example.com or Grace
Friedman, Ed.D. firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply online now, click