LE IDEE PEDAGOGICHE DEL RISORGIMENTO ITALIANO E L’AZIONE EDUCATIVA DI GIOVANNI BOSCO

Dario De Salvo

Abstract


The figure of S. Giovanni Bosco (1815-1888) is to be rightly
included among those intellectuals, educational theorists and men of faith
who made Italian Risorgimento a period of extraordinary importance for
Italian pedagogical history. His educational model, therefore, has to be reread
not only within that historical frame, but, moreover, in its astonishing
actuality. In the time of nihilism and transmutation of values, what is the
role to assign to the method that combine work and prayer, professional
training and character formation? The answer is entirely contained in
Karol Wojtyla’s Juvenum Patris.

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