Prima alfabetizzazione e nation building nel progetto formativo di Ferrante Aporti

Monica Ferrari


The essay discusses, with particular reference to the didactic proposals theorized and realized by Ferrante Aporti for children aged two and a half to six in the schools that he “invents”, the theme of an early literacy to the Italian language at a crucial moment of the italian unification process, between 1828 and 1858. According to Aporti, the dialect cannot be the language of early childhood, certainly not in his schools, where a patriotic pedagogy is based on the sharing of Italian.


patriotic pedagogy; history of nursery school; history of education; history of teaching; literacy

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