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Carolyn Edwards (Right) Loris Malaguzzi leading the way into Arcobaleno Infant-Toddler Center, 1983. A teacher playing with infants, 1980s. DOL-Int_2011-jh 2.indd 5 { 5 Infant-Toddler Center by Giuliana Campani, Paola Cavazzoni, Eluccia Forghieri, and Tiziana Bini, which details how Laura and her family remember their time at the center and how it affected them, as well as what the educators understood at the time and have come to under- stand in retrospect. Finally, the reflective essays start what we hope will be a long and fruitful dialogue on what the diary means to educators today and how we can use it to inform our work. J. Ronald Lally from the United States suggests that infant-toddler teachers learn to observe as participant observers, in order to plan in a way that more deeply respects the children’s interests. Pat Wharton from Scotland lays out ways Sto- ry of Laura can serve as one useful example as teachers seek concrete strategies for compiling an educational diary. Jan Millikan from Australia considers how to operate within the boundaries of one’s own situation when adapting ideas from others—for example, when responding to the cultural diversity and part-time attendance patterns typical of her society. Moonja Oh from Korea calls on educators to use Laura’s diary as an inspi- ration to break out of old assumptions and unproductive thought patterns that block our capacity to see the beauty of what is before us in everyday 12/13/11 11:52 AM