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Dear, The United Nations Committee

I am writing to you to give you an insight on how italy is handling your three I​ nitiative's
main priorities on education. The three being expand access to education, improve the quality of
learning, and foster global citizenship. We understand how important a good education not just
in this country but throughout the world. Everyone deserves to have the right education to get
them started and on the right path to success. That being said we are doing our best to make
this happen in Italy today.

To begin starting off with Expanding the access to education. We are doing our best to
make sure all children are able to go to school and get an education. We also understand in
recent years we did not focus on all the children, leaving out a wide variety such as the middle
class family. Today we changed that and now have “Almost 95 percent of Italian children aged 3
to 6 are enrolled in preschool programs.” Supplied from
http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Italy-Education-Report​ it the article of Italys
Education Report. This is the highest we ever had and are currently the country with the highest
rate within the European Union to have such a high percentage. We believe that children need
and deserve to go to pre-school to help prepare them for Compulsory primary school. We were
able to get such a change but allowing the government to supply funding for free schooling, we
also changed how the school ran. “With national funding, the initial priorities were for
economically depressed areas and rapidly growing urban areas; but the 1970s saw an
explosion of provision along with an acceleration of female labor force participation. The
Materna are 10-month programs open from about 8:30 am to 4:30, 5:00, or 6:00pm, depending

on location and program.”
http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Italy-Education-Report​.
The next priority we have is to improve the quality of learning. To change how many
other countries are going about this we thought how can we actually prepare the student for
further education such as college and to prepare them for the real world. The student will be
learning what they want to become, such as if they are wanting to become a scientist, they will
learn all of the school basics as well as submerge themselves in the education for that career.
“The length of study at a scuola superiore is four or five years, depending on the type of school
and program in which the student is enrolled. Students may choose among different high
schools, known as licei, for specific courses of study in the arts, sciences, linguistics, and what
is known as a classical education. Other institutes (istituti) offer students preparation for
teaching at the elementary school level and for technical, industrial, and commercial
careers.”​http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Italy-Education-Report​.
Lastly the next major priority is to foster global citizenship in the education system. With
the new world we are living in today we understand how important it is for the education system
to support new and different cultures. We live in a world that is completely mixed there is not just
one way to do things now and we fully understand that. SInce this is a priority we made key
points to change this in the classroom. “Awareness of the wider world and a sense of own role
both as a citizen with rights and responsibilities, and as a member of the global human
community Appreciation of the diversity of cultures and of their languages, arts, religions, and
philosophies as components the common heritage of humanity Commitment to sustainable
development and sense of environmental responsibility Commitment to social justice and sense
of social responsibility Willingness to challenge injustice, discrimination, inequality and
exclusion at the local/national and global level in order to make the world a more just place A

set of competences such as critical thinking, system thinking, collaboration, communication,
problem solving, enquiry skills, empathy.”

From this image you can see the key
components to engaging and
rediscovery a new education system
we are currently using and still
progressing from. Supplied from
www.purdue.edu

Looking at this image you can tell
we have definitely increased from the 1960’s. We continue to strive for a continuous education
systems that supports everyone in our country.