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ERIC Number: ED314295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Education to Social, Civic, and Political Values in the Italian Pedagogical Thought.
Scurati, Cesare
This paper presents four Italian educational theories and defines their basic doctrines with regard to society and their relationship to education. The first theory, called the laicist-liberal theory, merges the idealist tradition with the theory of liberalism in social development, while it stresses the importance of the individual and social growth nurtured by social culture. In this theory education fosters social culture through humanistic, scientific, and technical education. The socialist-marxist theory, the second theory, promotes the idea of man as an historical and social being, and its basic concepts include the ideas that: (1) values are derived from the progressive experience of man; (2) civic education aims at educating citizens to cooperate in communities; and (3) political education is an essential part of civic education. This theory calls for the removal of the authoritarian and bureaucratic structure of schools and for the establishment of the democratization of education. The principles behind the third theory, the Catholic theory, are that the human being has the highest value of all existing things and that the human being is essentially social and political. Civic education must be used to direct the social and political human being through democratic value clarification. The radical theory, the fourth theory, views pacificism and tolerance as essential values in starting social change. This theory stresses history instruction and advocates school intervention and participation in the community. (DJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy