Vol. 21 No. 1 (2018): Anno XXI, 1-2018
Dossier – Pedagogia a Firenze tra Otto e Novecento

È solo la lingua che fa eguali. Don Lorenzo Milani sacerdote e maestro

Bruna Bocchini Camaiani
Ordinario di Storia del cristianesimo e delle chiese e- Università degli studi di Firenze

Published 2018-07-25


  • Lorenzo Milani,
  • Italy,
  • 1968,
  • catholic pedagogy,
  • Florence,
  • Catholic Church,
  • 20th century,
  • Communism,
  • Christian Democracy
  • ...More

How to Cite

Bocchini Camaiani, B. (2018). È solo la lingua che fa eguali. Don Lorenzo Milani sacerdote e maestro. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 21(1), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-23083


Don Lorenzo Milani (1923-1967) was an exceptional figure in Italy’s Church of the 1950s and 1960s. Italy’s new democracy - he believed - needed citizens educated in a new way and the Church new devotees with a minimum of logical and linguistic capabilities. The loss of influence of the Church was not a consequence of Communist propaganda but of widespread ignorance and illiteracy in the population and of inadequate formation of the priests themselves. His famous ‘Letter to a teacher’, a manifesto for the generation of ’68, represents only a minimal part of his pedagogical views that merit to be studied and rediscovered in their richness and completeness.


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