American cultural diplomacy and post-war educational reforms: James Bryant Conant’s mission to Italy in 1960*

@article{Mariuzzo2016AmericanCD,
  title={American cultural diplomacy and post-war educational reforms: James Bryant Conant’s mission to Italy in 1960*},
  author={A. Mariuzzo},
  journal={History of Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={352 - 371}
}
  • A. Mariuzzo
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • History of Education
  • Abstract This paper, largely based on new, previously unused documents from US archives, considers the consultancy group financed by the Ford Foundation in 1960 to support the school reforms the Italian Minister of Education Giuseppe Medici was promoting. The group was headed by James Bryant Conant, and its evaluations were based on principles of ‘meritocratic’ democratisation: universal access to comprehensive lower secondary school should have been accompanied by ‘cooling out’ mechanisms at… CONTINUE READING

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