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ERIC Number: EJ951424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
From Hollowed-Out Council to Educative Commune: Imagining Local Authorities in a Democratic Public Education
Moss, Peter
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v53 n3 p391-402 2011
This article argues the case for local authorities having an important role in a renewed democratic public education, adopting the term "educative commune" to express an image of the local authority as a protagonist working with others to build a local educational project. As well as considering the role of this educative commune in a democratic public education, the author also wants to consider what conditions may benefit its development. But first, the author offers an example of what an "educative commune" looks like in practice, taking the case of Reggio Emilia, a city of some 160,000 people in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy