Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia
A selection of his writings and speeches, 1945-1993
Edited by Paola Cagliari, Marina Castagnetti, Claudia Giudici, Carlina Rinaldi, Vea Vecchi and Peter Moss
Loris Malaguzzi was one of the most important figures in 20th century early childhood education, achieving worldwide
recognition for his educational ideas and his role in the creation of municipal schools for young children in the
Italian city of Reggio Emilia, the most successful example ever of progressive, democratic and public education.
This book presents for the first time in English, writings and speeches spanning 1945 to 1993, selected by a group of his colleagues from an archive established in Reggio Emilia. They range from short poems, letters and newspaper articles to extended pieces about Malaguzzi’s early life, the origins of the municipal schools and his ideas about children, pedagogy and schools.
English edition: Routledge, London, 2016
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