Scuola e società:la sfida del cambiamento

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] School and society: the challenge of change

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[Autom. eng. transl.] THE ARTICLE INTRODUCES a series of contributions dedicated to the relationship between school and society, a topic at the center of a line of studies (the sociology of education) that boasts a tradition that is not very ancient but certainly consolidated both in Europe and in the USA starting from the years '40 and 50 'of the last century. It was in that period that the school system began the structural and functional transformation from a bureaucratic and cognitive control apparatus to an educational place, or rather a socialization agency, to respond to the needs of a society that changed its face following the processes of industrialization and of urbanization: mass society. This relationship has not always been linear and optimal, since the school has gone through many critical phases, due to both external pressures (social demand, criticism of traditional methods, youth unemployment, etc.) and internal collapses (problems of student performance, school dropout, crisis of the teacher role, etc.) The areas of attention will be: The changes taking place in the education-training system; The challenges for teachers; Definition and social construction of the teacher role: the task of training; School discomfort and the phenomenon of dispersion; The function of social networks: school choice and educational success; The challenges of innovation: multiculturalism and multimedia.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] School and society: the challenge of change
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • scuola
  • società
  • sociologia dell'educazione


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