“Collect the Memories That Made the History of the Umbrian Schools”

In Foligno, in ITIS in the 1950s, there was also a foundry: the ITIS brand is still shaped in the manhole of the Foligno aqueduct.

In the diocesan archives of Orvieto there are traces of correspondence of the great educator of the time of Risorgimento Raffaello Lambruschini.

The Perugia seminar was – around Monsignor Umberto Fracassini – the cradle of modernism in Italy.

A modernist pastor, back in the lay state, founded a popular school in the historic center of Perugia.

For a few years immediately after the end of World War II, a high school in Perugia was on the ground floor of a former convent, whose upper floor was occupied by a regular “closed house”. The school was only attended by girls.

Aldo Capitini’s reporting is provided by Liceo Mariotti and ITET Capitini.

A philosophy professor has been fired by Liceo Alessi in Perugia for his refusal to lead students to the Balilla demonstrations.

In 1956, while there was still an elementary school on the Isola Maggiore, the teacher arrived at the school on the frozen lake.

The history of the school in Umbria is full of episodes, anecdotes and events that tell the development of education in the region. “For a History of Educational Institutions in Umbria” is the theme of the study seminar, which took place yesterday in the hall of the Sant’Anna Foundation in Perugia, and which marked the presentation of the work of a regional research community dedicated to building and building a school memory.

The initiative, which was attended by hundreds of people and so many connected online, saw the interventions of researchers, experts and professors from the universities of Perugia, Milan and Naples, who outlined the perspectives and methods of research and Place for a comparison on the different experiences. Marcello Rinaldi, Alberto Stella, Mario Tosti, Angelo Bianchi, Piergiorgio Sensi, Vittoria Fiorelli, Rosario Saved, Gilberto Santucci and Dario Missaglia have contributed on some good practices and on the possibility of implementing an open and coordinated initiative that is capable of to move from school stories. a school project.

The aim is to bring together the research work that has begun in different areas of the region in a series of publications undertaken by the Sant’Anna Foundation and Proteo Fare Sapere to modify a program, which is partly already articulated and partly by defining, through further forms of sharing with the territories and communities, expressions of the same.

The reports were interspersed with some progress on the lines of work and on “curiosities” found by the school archives: from the report cards of Aldo Capitini to the visit of a boarding school in Perugia by Rodolfo Valentino, of existence in a School in the capital of one of the two remaining copies of the original edition of Galileo Galilei’s “Dialogue on the Two Largest Systems of the World” to the activity in the Umbrian school world of leading educators at national level such as Giosuè Carducci, Gaetano Chiavacci, Giuseppe Granata and Gianfranco Contini.

Research community. As one learns only in a social dimension, one can only search through comparisons, that is, through the constitution of a research community, which is a place of comparison, in which the contributions and orientations of all are secured, precisely in comparison. .

The topics are chosen in relation to the sensitivities of each one. For the different territories, or school sectors or thematic areas – some possible thematic intersection, valid for all situations: compulsory schooling, the presence of women among students and teachers, the public / private relationship, secular confession formation.

Constitution of the group. In different ways: people in service and people in retirement; Administration managers and staff, teachers, directors, local administrators, professional historians and history buffs, religious, trade unionists, but the diversity of roles and identities is a wealth because we try not to see anything from a single point of view.


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