In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atlelier of Reggio Emilia
Lella Gandini, Lynn Hill, Louise Cadwell, and Charles Schwall, 2005, illus. softbound, 224 pages.
As the authors state in their opening chaper, "prepare to be amazed." This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emilia atelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire schools's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning.