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Issue no. 5 – June 2012

di scuolademocratica, 15 giugno 2012 17:00

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ISSN 1129-731X  ISBN 978-88-6250-401-0

This issue opens with an interview with French sociologist François Dubet, who considers school not only as a place for the transmission of knowledge, but also a space for justice and personal development. The “Essays” include contributions ranging from a “constructive” and “collaborative” learning model to the introduction of school vouchers in an Italian region, to the learning gaps in middle school and a comparative analysis of vocational training in Europe. The competence debate continues in “Notes and Perspectives”, focusing in particular on adults and the relationship between knowledge and competence in the teaching of mathematics. This section also includes a debate on the evaluation of research quality and the recent initiatives promoted by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR). Special attention is also dedicated to the relationship between vocational training and transition into the labour market. The new “Overview” section presents the latest forecasts on labour market trends by the Excelsior Information System in its annual report, which focuses on the under-thirties. Contributions included in “Practices and Theories” reflect on some innovation practices in education. The final sections of the issue include reviews of Italian and international publications and the usual chapter dedicated to “Stories”.


Issue no. 5 – June 2012


Beyond knowledge. Justice and personal development at school

Interview with François Dubet

by Luciano Benadusi and Barbara Pentimalli


Constructive, Self-Regulated, Situated and Collaborative (CSSC) Learning as a vehicle for developing adaptive competence

by Erik de Corte

Vocational training in Europe

by Lisa Rustico

Give back to primary school what belongs to primary school: learning gaps in the lower secondary school

by Gianfranco De Simone

Dote scuola”: the introduction of school vouchers in Lombardia

by Tommaso Agasisti, Giuseppe Catalano and Piergiacomo Sibiano


School: Competence in education and life

Competence in adults

by Vittoria Gallina

Knowledge, competence and social change

by Antonietta Censi

Knowledge, competence and the teaching of mathematics

by Gabriele Anzellotti

University: Evaluating research quality and university

The evaluation of research quality and its potentially pernicious effects

by Luciano Benadusi

Evaluating research quality in Italy

by Alberto Baccini

Escape from bureaucracy

by Leonardo Cannavò

Evaluation: from ranking to quality profiles

by Francesca Coin

Evaluating public research institutes in Italy

by Giorgio Sirilli and Alberto Zuliani

Providing quality education: why, for whom, how

by Muzio Gola

Learning, Education and Employment: Education, learning, information asymmetries and transitions into the labour market

Vocational training and apprenticeship: fundamental tools for youth employment

by Domenico Sugamiele

Is there trust in technical and vocational education?

by Costanza Bettoni

Fostering development and investments to support education and careers guidance

by Maurizio Drezzadore


Forecasting labour demand in Italy. The statistics of the Excelsior Information System

Edited by Domenico Mauriello and Luca Salmieri


Identifying, analyzing and describing practices

by Francesco Consoli

Sex education. A new methodology

by Anna Verde

Re-thinking education in terms of action-research

by Sabina Licursi and Giorgio Marcello


Anderson-Levitt, K.M. (ed.) (2011), Anthropologies of Education. A Global Guide to Ethnographic Studies of Learning and Schooling

by Mara Benadusi

Perret J.F., Perret-Clermont A.N. (2011), Apprentice in a Changing Trade

by Anna Maria Ajello

A difficult balance: evaluating research quality between bibliometrics and peer review

by Orazio Giancola

Fiorita N., Viscomi A. (eds.) (2010), Istruzione e libertà religiosa. Le scuole delle organizzazioni di tendenza

by Valeria Fabretti


Let’s not stick our heads in the sand

by Cristina Petit

ZENO. Is it time for a snack?

Texts by Strarompi & Peter V, drawings by Peter V

Issue no. 2 – June 2011

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The issue opens with an interview with the PISA coordinator Andreas Schleicher, who talks about PISA’s challenge to national educational systems. The essays focus on a variety of themes: advantages and risks of a competence-based approach in school pedagogy; a comparative analysis of the policies for excellence in higher education; new media, participatory cultures and social networks. The debates in “Notes and Perspectives” focus on the disputes over competence at school; the statistics related to the Italian university system with particular regard to the recent “war of numbers”; and the delays in the development of life-long learning in Italy. A new section titled “Practices” includes contributions by experts in the fields of education and training, who describe and analyse some actual experiences and practices. “Reviews” presents, among other things, two studies: one on the relationship between meritocracy and equity in education, the other on the educational policies in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to present. The issue closes with “Stories”, containing narrative contributions on the topics of education and training.


Issue no. 2 – June 2011

Starting from…

Learning by comparing. PISA’s challenge to national educational systems

Interview with Andreas Schleicher


Between knowledge and competence: cooperation or conflict?

by Luisa Ribolzi

A competence-based approach: a threat to school education?

by Michele Pellerey

Excellence in higher education: policies, effects and open issues. A comparative analysis of five European countries

by Massimiliano Vaira

New media, participatory cultures and social networks. Spaces for informal, participatory and creative learning

by Mario Pireddu



Competence at school: a cultural dispute. Contributions by Anna Maria Ajello, Giorgio Israel, Luciano Benadusi, edited by Assunta Viteritti

School and digital technologies

by Roberto Maragliano


The “war of numbers”. Contributions by Andrea Cammelli, Andrea Gavosto and Stefano Molina, Giunio Luzzatto and Stefania Mangano, Marino Regini, edited by Giunio Luzzatto

Learning, Education and Employment

Lifelong learning in Italy. The case of TreeLLLe Journal. Contributions by Aviana Bulgarelli, Cristina Zucchermaglio, Francesco Florenzano, edited by Luca Salmieri and Piero Valentini


The space and time of practice

edited by Paolo Landri

Mission Impossible. The vocational training of educators in an action context

by Cesare Moreno


The relationship between meritocracy and equity in education: Duru-Bellat and Dubet (re)open the debate

by Orazio Giancola

More than 60 years of educational policy in the United Kingdom. The lines of debate

by Mario Dutto

Kaiser D. (2005), Pedagogy and the Practice of Science: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Assunta Viteritti

Grimaldi E. (2010), Discorsi e practiche di governance della scuola. L’esperienza della Provincia di Napoli

by Giovanna Barzanò


Letter from the student at the bottom of the class

by Mila Spicola

ZENO. Dilemmas of conscience in everyday life

Texts by Strarompi & Peter V, drawings by Peter V

Call for papers 2011

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Issue no. 1 – December 2010

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The issue opens with an interview with Alain Touraine on the need for establishing a school for the subject, and includes essays focusing on some different theoretical views of education; social and geographical inequalities in cognitive performance, as measured by Italian PISA scores; recent transformations in the Italian and European university systems; the relationship between employment and education in the knowledge society. The section “Notes and Perspectives” includes, among other things, two debates (one on school, democracy and citizenship; and the other on apprenticeship policies), an interview with the President of CRUI (Conference of Italian university rectors) on the current university reform, and some contributions on the innovations of educational and organizational environments. The issue closes with an unpublished story by Marco Lodoli, included in the section “Stories and Practices of Learning”.


Issue no. 1 – December 2010


Starting from…

A school for the Subject, recognition of cultural diversity, and a society of women

An interview with Alain Touraine

by Luciano Benadusi and Barbara Pentimalli


(Future?) Perspectives on education

by Paolo Landri

Faraway, so close. Educational equity in Italy

by Luciano Benadusi, Rita Fornari, Orazio Giancola

The transformation of the Italian university system

by Roberto Moscati

Employment and education in the knowledge society

by Sebastiano Bagnara and Maurizio Mesenzani



School, democracy and citizenship: education versus schooling?

Edited by Vittorio Campione

Contributions by Alessandro Cavalli, Adolfo Scotto di Luzio, Giuseppe Spadafora, Salvatore Veca

High school reform

by Fiorella Farinelli, Paolo Ferratini, Micaela Ricciardi

Educational environments

by Silvano Tagliagambe

Organizational environments

by Giorgio Rembado


A focus on higher education in Europe 2010. The impact of the Bologna Process

A general overview

by Maria Lezzi


by Letteria Fassari

An interview with Enrico Decleva about the Reform

by Luciano Benadusi and Gioia Pompili

Learning, Education and Employment

Education and training in Italy. Ready to go?

Edited by Stefania Capogna


by Tiziano Treu

Contributions by Claudio Gentili, Giorgio Santini, Michele Tiraboschi, with a comment by Sandra D’Agostino

OECD Annual Report, Learning for jobs 2009

A general overview

by Piero Valentini


by Domenico Sugamiele and Silvia Ciampi


Biesta Gert J. J. (2006), Beyond learning: Democratic education for a human future, Boulder, Co., Paradigm Publishers

by Paolo Landri

Cavalli A., Argentin G. (eds.) (2010), Gli insegnanti italiani: come cambia il modo di fare scuola. Terza indagine dell’Istituto IARD sulle condizioni di vita e di lavoro nella scuola italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino

by Valeria Fabretti

Margarete Durst (2010), La filosofia dell’educazione per la scuola, Milano, FrancoAngeli

by Carlo Cappa

Stenstrom M.L., Tynjala P. (eds.) (2009), Towards Integration of Work and Learning, Heidelberg, Springer

by Anna Maria Ajello

Stories and Practices of Learning

The Lake

by Marco Lodoli

Call for papers 2011

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