Transforming Street Urchins into Adult Sailors on the Training Ship Caracciolo 1913-1928: Giulia Civita Franseschi and Her Educational Vision

 
9780773442474: Transforming Street Urchins into Adult Sailors on the Training Ship Caracciolo 1913-1928: Giulia Civita Franseschi and Her Educational Vision

This newly discovered educational experiment documents the extraordinary work of Giulia Civita Franceschi in her mission to transform the street urchins of Naples (1913-1928) into living models of dignified conscientious citizens by redeeming them from juvenile delinquencey, crime and prison through maritime training on the ship "Caracciolo". This book is the result of an operation that is both historical research and retrieval of memory made possible by the discovery of a private Archive, that now is available at the "Museo del Mare" of Naples. The experience of the Training Ship "Caracciolo" and the "Civita method" were inspired by the principle of the "Redeemer Sea", which is capable of turning street urchins into young sailors. The "Civita Method" did not simply teach the boys a useful skill for life but also prepared them to be conscientious and dignified citizens proud of having walked the walk to social redemption and true resilience. The activities on board the ship started in 1913, after the Bill for which the Ministry of the Navy donated to the City of Naples the old corvette "Caracciolo". The "Caracciolo" was designed to accommodate both the orphans of sailors and the abandoned children of Naples, better known in Italy and the rest of the world by the name of "scugnizzi". Giulia Civita Franceschi first set foot on board the ship in August 1913 at the age of forty-three, and remained there as Head of the educational institution until 1928. She was removed by the Fascist regime, which, bent on its totalitarian intent incorporated it into the Opera Nazionale Balilla.

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About the Author:

Dr. Maria Antonietta Selvaggio, received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Naples "Federico II". She was a former secondary school history and philosophy teacher and expert of history didactics. She is now Sociology Researcher at the Department of Human, Philosophical and Educational Sciences of Salerno University (Italy), where she teaches Methods and Techniques of Social Research.

Review:

"This work has allowed the Author to dredge up the pedagogical experiment that Giulia Civita Franceschi, the "Montessori of the Sea", carried out in Naples on board the Training Ship "Frencesco Caracciolo" between 1913 and 1928. Her extraordinary work led to the salvation of some 750 orphaned or abandoned children,... They were transformed from street urchins into young sailors through the "Civita Method". (Dr. Maria Rosaria Pelizzari, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Salerno) "This research tells the extraordinary adventure of Giulia Civita Franceschi, who for fifteen years, from 1913-1928, brought together around 750 street urchins, orphaned, abandoned, deviant boys, taking them off the streets and housing them on a ship docked in the port of Naples for the specific purpose of giving them not only a healthy body and soul, but above all dignity through work and education." (Professor Ignazia Bartholini, Department of Cultural Heritage-Cultural Studies, University of Palermo)"

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Selvaggio, Maria Antonietta
Editore: Edwin Mellen Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0773442472 ISBN 13: 9780773442474
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