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ERIC Number: ED512210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1971-1093
The Role of Calligraphy in the Italian Schools of Modern Times
Ascoli, Francesco
Online Submission, History of Education & Children's Literature v1 p193-218 2010
The history of calligraphy and its insertion into the "cursus studiorum" of Italian schools is rebuilt, starting from the end of the 18th century. The history of teaching calligraphy was connected in fact not only with the development of writing styles and instruments but--particularly in the Italian context--it was burdened with other issues also, such as the teaching of reading and writing, the learning of the national Italian language itself, and pedagogical issues more in general. Through a review of authors, writing styles, teaching methods and manuals, the history of teaching calligraphy in elementary and secondary schools is retraced ad well as the development of a training course for teachers, from the pre-unification period to the Gentile's Reform, when a real calligraphic crisis began. (Contains 60 footnotes and 10 pictures.)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy