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recommendations for the curriculum
of the pre-primary (early childhood) and first cycle education
"'Schools shall educate students by training
and pupils as persons shall be central for their mission: only that way
the risk that the institutes might become 'project factories' - where the
specificity of each child is disregarded - decreases. The curriculum becomes
plainer and clearer and Italian language, mathematics, history and geography are
privileged compared to English language, informatics and entrepreneurship. Before passing on to other matters, in fact, it is fundamental to
know the essential basics.' With these words Giuseppe Fioroni, the Italian
Minister of Public Education, commented on the new Recommendations for the curriculum
for the pre-primary and first cycle education today presented at the Ministry.
What they are
The new Recommendations for the curriculum of\ the pre-primary and first cycle
education outline comprehensive methods,
strategies and criteria for achieving the
educational goals and the learning objectives of the pre-primary
and first cycle education, in place of the previous Recommendations temporarily
proposed to the schools last years.
Two years of experimentation
The first phase of their practical implementation will last until 2009."
The Recommendations could be changed and integrated.
The single disciplines… are proposed
within three disciplinary macro-areas: linguistic-artistic-expressive
area; historical-geographical area; mathematical-scientific-technological area.
Therefore, the importance of a no split
disciplinary teaching, but good for making the interconnections clear […] is underlined."
Recommendations for the curriculum of the pre-primary and first cycle education
Keywords: policy document -
new educational framework - educational reform - recommendations for the
curriculum - pre-primary education - first-cycle education - educational goals -
learning objectives - basic competences - basic educational contents -