Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia: Exploring the Role and Potential of Ateliers in Early Childhood Education

Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia: Exploring the Role and Potential of Ateliers in Early Childhood Education

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This book explores the contribution of art and creativity to early education and examines the role of the atelier and the profile of the atelierista in the pioneering pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. It does so through the unique experience of Vea Vecchi, one of the first atelieristas to be appointed in Reggio Emilia in 1970. Part memoir, part conversation, and part reflection, the book provides a unique insider perspective on the pedagogical work of this extraordinary local education project, which continues to be a source of inspiration to early childhood practitioners and policymakers worldwide. This enlightening book is essential reading.

Authored by Vea Vecchi, Routledge, 2010; illus., softbound, 195 pages

Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 in