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

Letterio Todaro


In the introduction to this special issue, the editor highlights the main aspects for which the transition from 1960s to 1970s can be recognized as a revolutionary phase in the history of education, during which a liberating course came to an end, growing throughout the modern age, dismantling authoritarianism in education. After an overview on each essay, the editor underlines the value assigned to an historical look on those relevant changes in education grounded in a transnational and comparative analysis and of the complex processes they implied.


anti-authoritarianism; long sixties; history of education; Europe; America

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