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Guidelines for educational guidance: Carelessnesses about learning disability?
Author/s: Giancarlo Scotti 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 157-172 FullText PDF:  190 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2017-002001
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The aim of this work is a critical reading of the "Guidelines for Educational Guidance" issued by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) on 19/02/2014, and to propose possible ways to help students with Learning Disability (L.D.) with their educational guidance. From this paper we deduce that educational guidance is to be considered a life skill, namely an ability which has to be built progressively, and which should make young people and adults able to success-fully deal with daily life challenges. Guidance function becomes particularly im-portant when the students have to make a choice for their own scholastic future. These choices are meant to give assurance of psychological wellbeing for a bet-ter growth, as well as scholastic success. The focus on structural and developmental aspects of personality are the most interesting feature of these guidelines: it is impossible to help someone in his own choice without caring about his peculiarities, the environment and society conditions where he lives, and the age he lives in. A document intended for all the students cannot ignore the peculiarities of the different groups that make up the great number of those who go to school. In the case of L.D. students, a proper guidance should care about their peculiarities: the difference between their cognitive abilities and their scholastic performances from elementary school to University, and their consciousness and acceptance of their rubs. However, reading this paper, we can notice a rather general attention to the weak category, the function conferred to the ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) with quite magical powers, and a sort of optimism that is contradicted by clinical evidences in students with L.D. See below the good practices for the prevention of scholastic failure for students with L.D. administered by the experts of COSPES centres, and the information and clinical evidences that you should get to undertake an educational guidance path.
Keywords: Educational guidance, school legislation on guidance, learning disa-bility rehabilitation with ICT.

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Giancarlo Scotti, Guidelines for educational guidance: Carelessnesses about learning disability? in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2017, pp. 157-172, DOI:10.3280/RIP2017-002001


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