Harold Valdemar Göthson

Senior Consultant of REI (Reggio Emilia Institutet)

Harold Göthson, graduated in political and social sciences in the 1970s with a focus on the relationship between natural environments and cultural development, is an educator working with a perspective on education as a possible and necessary tool for renewed democratic, ecological, and global citizenship.

In 1992 he founded together with some colleagues the Reggio Emilia Institutet in Stockholm, where he held the position of director and president until 2006, supporting the development of networks of preschools, primary and secondary schools and also organizing courses, conferences, seminars and study tours for teachers, pedagogistas and atelieristas.

For more than 30 years Göthson has lectured and supervised educators, administrators, local politicians, principals and parents in many formal and semi-formal education systems in Sweden and abroad.