Publishing for the School and Textbooks in the Fascist Twenty-Year Period. From the Gentile Reform to the End of The WWII (1923–1945)
The essay retraces the main phases of the history of textbooks from the Gentile Reform to the end of the Second World War. After a short introduction of historiographical nature, the essay examines in depth the school legislation on textbooks, which was elaborated during the fascist twenty-year period, with a special focus on the situation of the primary school. An analysis follows of the panorama of the publishing for the school in the post-war period and of its mechanism of production. The conclusion offers some reflections about the state of the art of the historical-educational research in Italy, with a closer look at the history of the school-publishing and the history of the school.
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