Teachers Portraits in the Dizionario biografico dell’educazione

Journal title SOCIETÀ E STORIA
Author/s Ester De Fort
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/149 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 577-584 File size 510 KB
DOI 10.3280/SS2015-149008
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

Exploring DBE’s entries, the article follows the biographical paths of some figures who were, in different ways, emblematic of the composite teachers’ universe and its mutations throughout about two centuries. Teachers living in the first part of the 19th century, usually clerks, are mentioned in view of their participation in cultural debates of the time or in the Risorgimento movement, more than for their didactic activity, due to a sort of marginality of education at that point. Only later a sense of professional awareness came to light, involving women as well, who enrolled more and more in teaching. This led to teachers’ commitment within communities and to the promotion of cultural activities, of social services and even of economic business. The association experience was later dismantled by Fascism, under which a number of teachers bended; nonetheless, a new cultural and professional identity, linked to Catholicism, had arisen in the meanwhile. After the Second War World such identity, purged from Fascist influences, would be embraced by the majority of teachers.

Keywords: Teachers, Women teachers, Patriotic education, Teachers association, Women writers of children’s literature, History of education

  1. Barausse A. (a cura di) (2008), Il libro per la scuola dall’Unità al fascismo. La normativa sui libri di testo dalla legge Casati alla riforma Gentile (1861-1922), Macerata, Alfabetica.
  2. Bersezio V. (1931), I miei tempi, Torino, Formica Editore.
  3. Caspard P. (1998), L’Éducation, son histoire et l’État. L’exemple français, in «Annali di storia dell’educazione e delle istituzioni scolastiche» 5, pp. 101-123.
  4. Chiosso G. (a cura di) (1992), La stampa pedagogica e scolastica in Italia (1820-1943), a cura di G. Chiosso, Brescia, La Scuola.
  5. Chiosso G. (a cura di) (2003), TESEO. Tipografi e editori scolastico-educativi dell’Ottocento, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica.
  6. Chiosso G. (a cura di) (2003), TESEO ’900. Editori scolastico-educativi del primo Novecento, Milano, Editrice Bibliografica.
  7. Dei M. (1994), Colletto bianco, grembiule nero: gli insegnanti elementari italiani tra l’inizio del secolo e il secondo dopoguerra, Bologna, il Mulino.
  8. Picard E. (2007), Etudiants et enseignants : du dossier individuel a la prosopographie, «Revue administrative», hal-00267323 https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00267323.
  9. Reynolds S. (2009), Les dictionnaires biographiques et les femmes. Du côté des Anglo-Saxon(ne)s, in «Clio», 28, pp. 261-274.
  10. Service d’histoire de l’éducation (2009), Rapport scientifique 2005-2008, INRP, Lyon

Ester De Fort, Figure di insegnanti nel dizionario biografico dell’educazione in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 149/2015, pp 577-584, DOI: 10.3280/SS2015-149008