New ideas emerge by reading the address that Patrizio Bianchi, Minister of Education, who signed and published in recent days. Among the priorities touched there is also that full time that since the beginning of his mandate the Minister wanted to highlight, so much so that he also dedicated a part to it within the NRP.
The Minister’s programmatic document therefore continues along the same path, setting the goal of “guarantee an increase in the training offer, also with a view to strengthening the fight against early school leaving and educational poverty, through the extension of full time“.
Here because, “to this end, training courses and projects will be activated in extra-curricular hours“.
As reported in the text of the education and research mission of the NRP, it’s not just about lengthening school time, but to rethink the whole educational offer of a school open to the territory, also introducing activities for the enhancement of the transversal skills of female students and students especially of the first cycle of education.
The intervention is necessary for the Minister Bianchi also in the light of the data on school enrollments 2021/2022, where it is still clear that full time for primary school is more in demand in the regions of northern Italy, while in the south it seems that the 40 hours per week are not very popular.
On the basis of ministerial data, we realize that Lazio (64,1%), Piedmont (62,5%), ed Emilia Romagna (60.7%) are the regions with the most requests for full time.
Conversely, the lowest percentage is recorded in Sicily (14,8%), Molise (15,3%), Puglia (21.4%). This is a trend, that of the central-southern regions which has already been recorded for years and also for the school year 2021/2022, in these regions the timetable module is more 27 hours per week.
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