Policy Document

Delegation to the government to define general standards of education and levels of essential performance in education and training

Year

2003

Country

Italy

Topic

Education

Subtopic

Compulsory Schooling

Main implications

Moratti’s reform' introduced important modifications to the educational system. Access to pre-primary schools was extended to children 28 months of age (before this it was 36 months), while the entry age for primary school was changed to five years and four months.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Universal

Age range

6 - 15

Duration (numbers of years of compulsory education stipulated by this document)

9

ISCED levels included in compulsory education

1, 2, 3

Dedication (number of hours per week stipulated by this document)

ISCED 1: 891 hours per year, excluding eventual lunch breaks in full time schools, plus 99 optional extra hours (each school autonomously decides whether to use these hours or not, based on family and teachers’ requests). ISCED 2: 891 hours per year, excluding eventual lunch breaks in full time schools, plus 198 optional extra hours (each school autonomously decides whether to use these hours or not, based on family and teachers’ requests). ISCED 3: of regional competence2

Is educational tracking implemented or modified by this document?

No

Education and training required for a compulsory school teacher stipulated by this document

ISCED 1: teachers must have at least a secondary school diploma in pedagogy (or related fields), awarded before the 2001-2002 academic year, or for those who obtained a diploma later, a university degree in educational science, which includes a training internship. ISCED 2-3: teachers must have at least a university degree in a field related to the subjects they teach. Since 1998, teachers must also attend a “School of Specialization in Secondary School Teaching” (SSIS) with limited enrolment

Is the compulsory education of children of undocumented migrants granted by this document?

Yes

Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

Law no. 53 (28th Mar. 2003):

Original full text source in native language

Legge no. 53 (28 Marzo 2003)

Original full text web source in native language

http://www.normattiva.it/uri-res/N2Ls

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Italian National Institute of Statistics. "L’Italia in 150 anni. Sommario di statistiche storiche 1861-2010". ISTAT, Rom, 2011. Available at: http://www3.istat.it/dati/catalogo/20120118_00

Links to databases and sources for the analysis or evaluation of this policy field

http://www.oecd.org/els/family/oecdfamilydatabase.htm

Author

Giulia Ferrari
Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Delegation to the government to define general standards of education and levels of essential performance in education and training" (Information provided by Giulia Ferrari). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].