ERIC Number: ED402688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Education in Italy. Guide to Secondary Education in Europe Series.
Italy's 1948 Constitution of the Republic reformed lower secondary education, making schooling compulsory for all citizens. This guide highlights the complex nature of the secondary education system in Italy. It provides information primarily about the upper secondary level of education, which consists of 3, 4, or 5 years of courses following the compulsory stage. The report describes the organization of the Italian education system, administration, staff, student assessment, the structure and organization of upper secondary education, educational innovations, current issues, and future prospects. Despite the reforms, true comprehensive reform of secondary education has never occurred. It is argued that the education system must assume the role of a "de jure" system in order to enhance the role of the school as a social and vocational institution. Other recommendations favor school-based management, partnerships in education (to build training programs and support for students in difficulty), increased regional and local accountability, a multicultural approach, and efforts to increase school retention. Two figures are included. The appendix contains seven tables of statistical data and examples of curricular timetables. (Contains 17 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, School Administration, School Organization, School Personnel, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Manhattan Publishing Company, 468 Albany Post Road, P.O. Box 850, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520; Council of Europe Publishing, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Italy