Il tuo browser non supporta JavaScript!

Alunni anticipatari e de-standardizzazione del ciclo scolastico: una nuova politica per l’infanzia?

digital Alunni anticipatari e de-standardizzazione del ciclo scolastico: una nuova politica per l’infanzia?
Articolo
rivista STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA
fascicolo STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2014 - 1
titolo Alunni anticipatari e de-standardizzazione del ciclo scolastico: una nuova politica per l’infanzia?
autore
editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 05-2014
issn 0039291X (stampa) | 18277896 (digitale)
Scrivi un commento per questo prodotto
€ 6,00

Ebook in formato Pdf leggibile su questi device:

In application of the Italian Law 30/2003, since s.y. 2003/04, parents can opt to enroll their children in the first year of nursery and primary school in accordance with more flexible age requirements, allowing children whose third/sixth birthday falls on or before April the 30th of the given year (previously, the cut-off date was 31st December). In addition to this reform, since 2006 nursery schools have introduced so-called «spring classes» for children aged two. All these innovations increase the heterogeneity within the classroom, along with an increase in parental choice and freedom. Hence, if the number of early enterers is to increase, a new relationship between childhood, school, and social times will inevitably take place. With the intermediation of parental choice, traditional time-markers are losing their importance, and children’s development process will be less standardized than in the past. The essay offers a picture of the «de-standardization» of schooling in Italy as it stands today, by assuming it to be the end result of a long-term transition (from a centralistic vision to a more autonomist conception), which has provoked a rupture in the principle of uniformity as applied to the educational system, and it still fosters a more personalized and privatized view of children’s education. The main effects of early school entrance on Italian schools are outlined (in terms of enrolment rates at a regional level using data from the Miur – Ministry of Education) and used to analyze how different stakeholders are carrying out the reform: the positions of those in favour (parents and principals) are compared to against the reform (teachers and education specialists) with the help of qualitative data (also by Miur). Going beyond the opposition between contrasting social interests, it is worth questioning which sort of cultural change is likely to occur if children can be considered ready to go to school independently of age; and who has the task/right to decide on their school readiness and to assess the consequences of an early school experience. In conclusion, the essay aims to sketch a childcentered point of view, over and beyond the defensiveness of adults’ fears and projections.  

Key words: sociology of education, times of schooling, early/delayed school entrance, social control of the child, children’s agency.

Chi ha visto questo prodotto ha guardato anche...


News

17.01.2020
Parole per la città: a Genova idee e libri
Giovedì 30 gennaio al Palazzo Ducale di Genova incontro con il giurista Gabrio Forti sul tema della giustizia a partire da "La cura delle norme".
13.01.2020
Addio al filosofo Roger Scruton
Il 12 gennaio Roger Scruton è morto, per una malattia, all'età di 75 anni. Il suo pensiero nei libri che ci lascia.
10.01.2020
Intervista impossibile a Stevenson
Un piccolo e serio divertissement: un’intervista impossibile allo scrittore scozzese per raccontare la sua raccolta di scritti più intima e umana.
04.12.2019
Max Picard: il veggente della tecnocrazia
Chi era Max Picard? Ritratto di un intellettuale irregolare che ha previsto i pericoli della società tecnocratica e di una modernità in fuga dal divino.

Newsletter

* campi obbligatori

Collane

  • Cultura e storia
  • Filosofia morale
  • Grani di senape
  • Le nuove bussole
  • Metafisica e storia della metafisica
  • Pagine prime
  • Punti
  • Relazioni internazionali e scienza politica.ASERI
  • Sestante
  • Studi interdisciplinari sulla famiglia
  • Temi metafisici e problemi del pensiero antico
  • Transizioni
  • Varia. Saggistica
  • Scopri le altre Collane