ERIC Number: EJ856494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 111
Introducing Giovanni Gentile, the "Philosopher of Fascism"
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v41 n6 p640-660 Oct 2009
This essay aims to introduce Giovanni Gentile to scholars of Gramsci studies broadly and Gramsci-education studies more specifically. The largest part of the essay explores Gentile's academic life, his philosophical agenda, and his political career. Having established a basis for understanding the educational reform Gentile enacted as Mussolini's first Minister of Public Instruction, the essay then surveys the substantial contemporaneous and contemporary English-language material about it. The essay engages this literature only lightly and briefly in conclusion, for the primary purpose of illustrating the danger of eschewing it.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Public Officials, Foreign Countries, English, Criticism
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Identifiers - Location: Italy