Italian Education Reform? Just Look Outside

Italian Education Reform? Just Look Outside
Educating children in the great outdoors is not new. “Forest schools,” as they’re known, first appeared in Denmark in the 1950s. But on paper, Italy — which historically has taken a conservative approach to education — didn’t appear likely to embrace the idea.

Ostia, a small coastal town close to Rome, is home to one of Italy's first outdoor schools. The institution started with a kindergarten five years ago, and has since added a primary school and introduced classes for secondary school students.
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