Despite Malaguzzi’s reputation, very little of what he wrote or said about early childhood education has been available in English. This book helps fill the gap, presenting 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. This material is organised into five chronological chapters, starting at the end of World War Two and ending just before his death, with introductions to each chapter providing background, including the historical context, the main events in Malaguzzi’s life and the rationale for the selection of documents.
Edited by Paola Cagliari, Marina Castagnetti, Claudia Giudici, Carla Rinaldi, Vea Vecchi and Peter Moss
English translation by Jane McCall
2016, 478 pages
Published by Routledge Also available in Spanish
Coming soon: Italian translation