Education in Italy. From nursery school to…. University and mo re. Organisation. Italy has both public and private education systems and education is compulsory from 6 to 16 years of age. 94,5% of Italian students attend state schools.
Education in Italy
From nursery school to…..
University and more.
Italy has both public and private education systems and
education is compulsory from 6 to 16 years of age.
94,5% of Italian students attend state schools.
There are more than half a million foreign students, that is the 6,4%
Every year there are almost 70,000 new students coming
from foreign countries
( Morocco, India, Pakistan, Romania, Albania, Russia, Ghana and so on)
primary school (scuolaprimaria),
lower secondary school (scuolasecondaria di primo grado),
upper secondary school (scuolasecondaria di secondo grado)
and university (università).
The scuolaprimaria (primary school), also known as scuolaelementare, is commonly preceded by three years of non-compulsory nursery school (or kindergarten).
It lasts five years and the educational curriculum is the same for all pupils. It was totally reformed some years ago
(RiformaMoratti and RiformaGelmini) and now children leave the school without taking any exam.
Lessons are held from Monday to Saturday (sometimes to Friday) for 24 to 30 hours a week, depending on the local organisation and needs)
History, geography and science
Technology and ICT
Visual and musical arts.
The weekly timetable, organized by discipline, is of 30 hours. Depending on the availability it can be extended up to 36/40 hours per week of educational activities and lessons with the obligation of two to three afternoons.
The Scuolasecondaria di secondo grado lasts five years; some Vocational schools (Istitutiprofessionali) before the recent reform called RiformaGelmini prepared for a professional certificate only after three years.
The IstitutoTecnico (Technical Institute) is divided into
The IstitutoProfessionale offers a form of secondary education oriented towards practical subjects and enables the students to start looking for a job as soon as they have completed their studies even more specific in terms of vocational course offerings than the IstitutoTecnico.
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Many universities offer a wide range of courses held entirely in English, (Engineering, science, economics and political sciences etc) which are aimed at those students who wish to improve their language skills or those participating in Erasmus and other exchange programmes.