Espacio, Tiempo y Educación (v. 5, n. 1, 2018) Dismantling Authoritarianism: Changes in Education across the Transition from the 1960s to 1970s

New Issue

Special Issue: Dismantling Authoritarianism: Changes in Education across the Transition from the 1960s to 1970s.

Guest editor: Letterio Todaro (University of Catania. Italy).

“The papers presented in this special issue are written by academic scholars living and working in different Continents and Countries. The different focus they adopt examining the various questions turning around the main subject –Dismantling Authoritarianism and Changes in Education across the Transition from 1960s to 1970s– permit to gather a deeper knowledge of events, situations, characters and cultural outcomes belonging to the critical period here highlighted as the fundamental phase for the reshaping of education along with the definitive abandonment and rejection of any trait connected to the assumption and persistence of authoritarian structures and functions within the educational practices and objectives. The articles point out different perspectives and approaches, allowing the appreciation of many historical ties linked to the transformation of education thanks to the participation of more explicit principles of freedom and independence, which have become ever since unavoidable for communicating the authentic sense and the typical experience education has to declare. Therefore, the papers offer a large and assorted framework, including a wide range of elements, almost original, to examine more in depth a recent moment in the history of education in which a breaking and innovative wave ran broadly around the globe, creating social movements, inspiring new forms of culture, eliciting a spirit of common actions, remodeling ordinary customs, and thus inducing to recognize in education an essential key to promote emancipation in a wide sense in favor of individuals and groups” (Todaro, L.).


Dismantling authoritarianism: the transition from 1960s to 1970s as a radical turning point to overcome «modernity» in education

Letterio Todaro


«An idea unleashed in history»: Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the campaign to end poverty in America

Robert Hamilton

An analysis of the reality of authoritarianism in pedagogy: A critique based on the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Bhaskar

David R Cole, Mehri Mirzaei Rafe

Authority Through Freedom. On Freire’s Radicalisation of the Authority-Freedom Problem in Education

Jones Irwin

Challenges in Greek education during the 1960s: the 1964 educational reform and its overthrow

Vassilis Foukas

La reforma educativa en México: 1970-1976

Roberto González Villarreal

Cambio generacional, familia y profesorado en la crisis de la educación política franquista

Carlos Fuertes Muñoz

Gringos versus Comunistas: uma mirada sobre a Ditadura Civil-Militar no Brasil a partir da Casa do Estudante Universitário Aparício Cora de Almeida (1963-1981)

Marcos Luiz Hinterholz

Visiones clandestinas, prácticas autoritarias y reforma educativa en Santa Fe (Argentina, 1966-1973)

Natalia García

Life stories and formation of subordinate subjectivity. Note on social research in Italy by Danilo Montaldi

Silvano Calvetto

Aldo Capitini e la riforma della scuola pubblica nell’Italia degli anni Sessanta

Livia Romano


Construction of the national state and the institutionalization processes of the modern Hungarian secondary school teacher training system

Imre Garai, András Németh

L’assistenza all’infanzia a Reggio Emilia: origini e trasformazioni tra Otto e Novecento

Rossella Raimondo

The Written School Memories of an Italian primary teacher between Fascism and democracy: an original case study

Evelina Scaglia

Adjusting Swedish gymnastics to the female nature: Discrepancies in the gendering of girls’ physical education in the mid-nineteenth century

Johannes Westberg


La cultura dell’educazione e le sue trasformazioni nel passaggio critico degli anni Sessanta /Settanta: conversazioni con Carmen Betti

Letterio Todaro