Girls’ education in 20th century Italy
Abstract: The twentieth century has been called 'the century of women', and we can therefore also consider it the century in which women saw their living conditions, parental relations, levels of education and freedom in life, sentimental, work and social choices profoundly change.
In the last century, female identity has changed considerably and a new way of growing up as women has become established, through the realisation of self-esteem, self-assertion and empowerment. Equal relationships are created in the relationship between partners, sexual liberation and planned and conscious maternity choices spread, with the affirmation of new models and lifestyles (Ulivieri, 1992). The lives of girls and young women are increasingly marked by new gender rights, in the family, in society, in the world of work (Ulivieri, 1999).