Vol. 21 No. 2 (2018): Anno XXI, 2-2018

A scuola con gli antichi

Egle Becchi
Ordinario di Storia della pedagogia - Università di Pavia

Published 2019-02-14


  • return to classics,
  • educational methods of liceo classico,
  • criticism andproposals of Settis,
  • Canfora,
  • Bettini

How to Cite

Becchi, E. (2019). A scuola con gli antichi. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 21(2), 99–110. https://doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-24659


In the lively debate about a return to the classics, scholars emphasize the new meaning of this return. They dont accept a panegyrical approach, but insist on a return which give rise to questions important at the present time. I consider four scholars, Mario Vegetti, Salvatore Settis , Luciano Canfora, Maurizio Bettini, and analyze their criticism , particularly to the liceo classico, as it is organized in the Riforma Gelmini. I briefly discuss the educational methods , and what has been done to improve the study of greek and latin language and culture. At last I present some of the proposals made by Settis, Canfora and Bettini in order to update a return to the classics in the school.


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