The Importance Of High School In Italy?

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When teachers lose their jobs wherever they are employed, they also lose their ability to influence the young people who wish to learn from them. In addition, another downside of cutting funding in education is that the quality of the resources given to all teachers will decrease. According to Bloom’s taxonomy, the most important lessons in school occur when any of the highest four levels of thinking take place in the classroom: application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation (Bleggi). Most of the time, additional resources that are not given to the teachers are needed in order to have the students understand applications of what they have just learned.
One other practical consequence of decreasing the number of high schools available is
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These high schools are specified in order to cater to the individual students’ interests and hobbies; a trait that often lacks in the curriculum of most public high schools across the United States. Some examples of the different types of high schools available in Italy include: “liceo artistico” (school emphasizing on the study of art and drawing), “liceo classico” (school emphasizing on literature from Latin, Greek, and Italian cultures), “liceo linguisto” (school emphasizing on foreign language studies), “liceo scientifico” (school emphasizing on natural science and math), “scuola magistrale” (school that prepares one to become a teacher), “istituto tecnico” (school where non-academic trades are emphasized on) as well as many other types of high schools …show more content…
For example, the University of Bologna was the first university in the entire world; it was established in 1088. This university is almost 1,000 years old and the actual structure of the university looks fairly similar to the way it did back in 1088 (Alcani). However, since this was the only university around the world for many years, people who wished to better their knowledge had to travel from all over the world to Bologna. Since there was only one school for a long time, many people traveled here to learn and this means that class sizes would be extremely large. As of today, the average class size at Bologna University in Italy is 120 people (“Program”). 120 people may not seem like that many people, but it makes a huge difference in the ability of a student to learn. People tend to be less open when more than ten or fifteen people are present due to the pressure of trying to “sound smart” when a classroom is extremely formal. Most students tend to be tenser in this situation than if the environment were more informal; this formality will hinder the students’ ability to ask questions and grow since the student is unsure that their answers are correct as a result

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