Introduction. Social needs, emergency policies and solidaristic attitudes throughout the Italian education system: sociological research during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak

Maddalena Colombo, Visentin Martina, Romito Marco, Vaira Massimiliano

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Abstract

This essay includes these contents: Objectives of the book and targets; The pandemic spread In Italy and the responses of government and Ministry of education; The Italian education system as regards recent performances and public investments (compared with Eu means); Some key concepts to interpret empirical data (risk/danger distinction; emergency and uncertainty; trauma and resistance; fear-anxiety and solidarity as factors of cohesion): Impacts of the lockdown on educational provision in all sectors (drawn from data); the different responses to the crisis at both levels, punctual and systemic (drawn from data); Open issues for future and recommendations . Lessons for other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Emergency in Italy. How the education system reacted to the first wave of Covid-19
EditorsVaira Massimiliano Romito Marco
Pages5-45
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • emergency
  • sociology of education
  • vulnerable students
  • social change
  • systemic reconfiguration
  • trauma

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