Gender in contemporary Italian context. A focus on informal education and proposals for a gender sensitive approach through intergenerational and intercultural dimensions

36 | 2017

Lisa Brambilla*, Giulia Pozzebon** and Marialisa Rizzo***

* Department of Human Sciences for Education «Riccardo Massa», University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
** Department of Human Sciences for Education «Riccardo Massa», University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
*** Department of Human Sciences for Education «Riccardo Massa», University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Gender is a pervasive informal educational experience. This is particularly true in the Italian context, where the educational system, lacking an intentional gender education and a gender-sensitive approach, risks to contradict its most essential finalities: the promotion of equal opportunities and active citizenship. This paper, according with the transformative vocation of pedagogical research, explores the risks and opportunities of informal gender education. After a theoretical introduction, intergenerationality and interculturality are suggested as dimensions whose exploration facilitates a better understanding of the complexity of the contemporary gender order, opening up new possibilities to challenge it.

Keywords

informal gender education, intentional gender education, intergenerational relationships, intercultural relationships

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2017.36.08
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