ERIC Number: ED198612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Experiment in Full Time Public Education in Italy. Management Analysis Paper.
International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).
Pressures for innovation in administration and instruction at the elementary level in Italy's public education system during the 1960s led to two major pieces of legislation mandating five basic changes. These changes involved providing cultural enrichment programs, reassessing the relationship between teaching and learning, decreasing the social gap between teachers and students, expanding school attendance time from 25 to 35 hours per week, and involving parents, students, and the community in school management. An experiment in full-time elementary education conducted in a school in Adro, in northern Italy, involved several of these changes. Team teaching; nongraded, heterogeneous instructional grouping; teacher involvement in management; the use of outside consultants; increased use of audiovisual aids; and parent involvement are key elements in the new program. Several aspects of the implementation of this experiment are described briefly in this report, including funding, evaluation, factors supporting and hindering the change, and problems existing after implementation. Positive and negative factors affecting a similar project in another Italian city are provided for comparison. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Program Implementation
IMTEC, P.O. Box 79 Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway ($1.00 plus mailing costs).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).
Note: Prepared by the Italian team attending the IMTEC training course on The Management of Change: Elementary Education (Lofthus, Norway, May 5-16, 1974).