Literacy, reading and writing in the Italian School System
This paper reports on literacy, reading and writing, which are considered to be the first key competences across the EU (2006). The paper addresses some strengths and weaknesses of both the Italian school system and Italian society. More specifically, the paper examines reading comprehension skills, which are designated as an area to be strengthened. Furthermore, it discusses the research results related to this issue, and some innovative courses of action in the Italian school system and in the field of educational research.