Professor Gunilla Dahlberg

Professor of Pedagogy @ Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University

Gunilla Dahlberg is professor emerita of education at Stockholm University, Department of Child and Youth Studies. Since the early 70’s she has carried out research in the area of early childhood education and social welfare policy for young children and their families. She is currently engaged in three different research-projects: Children’s Dialogue with Nature, Trans-culturalism and Communication and The magic of Language.

During the years she has served in several commisions and is one of the principal architects of Sweden’s national policy concerning early childhood education and social policy. Besides this she has, with her colleagues, developed preschool teacher education, undergraduate, master and doctorate programs for the field of early childhood education.

Since the early 70’s she has carried out research in close cooperation with the preschools in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy. She is also a member of the scientific board of “Fondazione Reggio Children, Centro Loris Malaguzzi.

She co-wrote Beyond quality in Early Childhood Education and Care and Ethics and Politics in early Childhood which explores a ‘postmodern’ view of change and of children’s development and learning. Together with professor Peter Moss, she has been the co-editor of the Contesting Early Childhood Education Series, at Routledge Publishing Company.