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An Italian Education by Tim Parks
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Aug 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2008
Recommended for: people interested in education, parents, people interested in Italy
Read in August, 2008

I am always fascinated to learn about education in other countries, and this book goes one step further by talking not only about what's intentionally taught in Italian schools, but what's unintentionally taught through the culture.

This was a good read, long, but Tim Parks is a captivating story teller. This book is for adult audiences. Nothing too awful, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 16 or so. There was a bit of swearing and the attitudes were pretty lenient towards under-age drinking and sex and the like.

Interestingly, although I really enjoyed this book, it helped me rethink my desire to someday go live in my "dream house" in Italy. The culture is not one I think I would feel comfortable living in. A lot of "keeping up with the Joneses".

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