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Iscrizione n.2165 - 13.02.2009 - Registro Stampa Tribunale di Padova

Direttore Responsabile: Giulia Golo

A Cinderella or a Princess? The Italian School Between Practices and Reforms

TitleA Cinderella or a Princess? The Italian School Between Practices and Reforms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsViteritti A
Secondary TitleItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Date PublishedOctober 2009
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
KeywordsEducation policy, Reform, school autonomy

What has really happened in the Italian schools in the last few years? One of the main issues for the Italian school is to answer a series of seemingly simple questions: what is the improvement in the performance of students and teachers brought about by these reforms? Do these reforms contribute to improve the students’ learning abilities? Do these reforms make the school better? The objective of the contribution is to closely examine the effects of the school reforms ten years after the beginning of the Autonomy season, by focusing on the daily practices performed by many Italian schools.