From Maestri di Strada to CoroNauti: The impact of the pandemic on the educational community of a metropolitan suburb

Author/s Filomena Carillo, Elisabetta Fenizia, Santa Parrello
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2
Language Italian Pages 19 P. 80-98 File size 220 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2022-002005
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Maestri di Strada (MdS) is a non-profit association that works in the eastern suburbs of Naples to combat early school leaving and the social exclusion through complex socio-educational interventions. The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly affected all the activities of MdS, pushing them to use technology as a resource to tackle the problem of isolation. In March 2020 the CoroNauti Pro-ject was born, with the aim of supporting even from a distance the sense of community in or-der to resiliently cope with trauma, limiting the effects of the gap due to the educational poverty in the area. In this way, a virtual community of reflective practices was formed, which supported in a new way pre-existing educational processes. The intervention was developed with all the actors of the educating local community, young people, schools, families, and re-sulted in several changes.

Keywords: suburbs, educational poverty, third sector, COVID-19, virtual community of prac-tices, educating local community

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Filomena Carillo, Elisabetta Fenizia, Santa Parrello, Da Maestri di Strada a CoroNauti: l’impatto della pandemia sulla comunità educante di una periferia metropolitana in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2022, pp 80-98, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2022-002005