Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief <div> <p>The&nbsp;<strong>Italian Journal of Family Education</strong>&nbsp;(Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare –&nbsp;<strong>RIEF)</strong>&nbsp;is an “A-level” (in the Italian system, “Fascia A”) publication, which includes –national, and international – original papers peer-reviewed, on the subjects of family education, and parenting support. These topics are addressed in a pedagogical key, both theoretical and empirical, according to an interdisciplinary perspective, paying attention to the challenges of contemporary life, but also to the historical dimension of the educational processes, linked to the domain of the family.</p> <p>Founded in 2006, RIEF is a six-monthly international scientific journal, open-source, and it is one of the bodies supporting&nbsp;<strong>AIFREF</strong>&nbsp;international association. In this framework, RIEF accepts papers that originate from research of an academic slant in the field of parenting support, as well as contributions developed in synergy with local services. In fact, the journal is addressed not only to academics, lecturers, and researchers, but also to education and social-health professionals, teachers, and families themselves, having as goal the construction of a renewed, polychrome, and complex knowledge of parenting, and of the different pedagogical models and contexts of “being a family” today.</p> <p>RIEF accepts papers written in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.</p> </div> Firenze University Press en-US Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare 1973-638X <p>Authors retain the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <strong>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">CC-BY-4.0</a>)</strong>&nbsp;that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication.</p> <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br>This work is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a></p> Le relazioni adulto-bambino negli album fotografici di famiglia: un’esperienza di Public History per formare alle professioni educative https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4001 <p>The paper illustrates a training experience – and its reasons – aimed at implementing professional skills of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogical coordinators. The paper is based on the belief that historical knowledge can be a valid tool for understanding family relationships, and for effectively facing current educational challenges. In the general context of the history of the family, the reconstruction of the intergenerational passages of one’s family allows to reflect on the short and long-term dynamics that are still present today. Moreover, it promote the awareness of the variety of ethnic, religious, and identity components, which are part of daily work with children and their families. The training activity have been carried out promoting the use of family pictures, their digitalisation, and commentary, according to Public History.</p> Gianfranco Bandini Paola Caselli Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 5 33 10.13128/RIEF-25730 Famiglie, bambini e insegnanti: verso un’idea integrata di educazione, di benessere e di sviluppo tra contesti https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4002 <p>The paper presents a brief overview of the curricula of four European Countries which have long adopted an integrated model of education, having as a focus of deepening the topic of the relationship between educational services and families, between educators/teachers and parents. The holistic and integrated approach of education, well-being and child development expressed in these documents is the background and supports a complex and inclusive discursiveness towards the plurality of family histories and configurations, giving form to original and quality modes of cooperation, understanding and collaboration for educational contexts. The focus on some concepts and the lexical choices supporting them is considered useful to “project” us into a next integrated national curriculum, capable of expressing both a culture of continuity and change, and a real interdependence between contexts and subjects, which are relevant for child development.</p> Francesca Linda Zaninelli Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 35 51 10.13128/RIEF-25731 La realtà dei genitori separati e il supporto emotivo e relazionale nella separazione: il movimento dei GENitori sinGLE (GenGle) come gruppo di mutuo-auto-aiuto online. Uno sguardo pedagogico-sociale https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4003 <p>Self-help is considered a culture, a social movement, a lifestyle based on reciprocity, and a methodology to overcome situations of hardship. It is based on the participatory action of people within a group who, starting from a problem, decide to activate themselves to provide help contributing with their own history and their own knowledge, and skills. The focus of Self-Mutual-Aid (SMA) is the group; this experience makes subjects feel united. Emotional participation in group life triggers a circular communication, which lead members to recognize and experience skills, even identifying unexpressed personal characteristics. The diffusion of communication technologies has enabled the development of brand new forms of self-help. The potential offered by Web 2.0 contributed to redefine the configuration of SMA. The phenomenon of online SMA groups is growing, taking on different forms, such as: SMH online groups, SMA communities, episodic experiences. Online SMA groups represent an important source of support, and this due to the potential that the network has in helping relationships. The analysis is focused on a particular virtual platform, called GenGle, which is, to date, the first social network dedicated to single parents and their children. GenGle was born in 2014 as a social aggregator; it was created to provide real support to single-parent families. The fundamental aim of this research is to evaluate the potential of GenGle movement, as a group of Self-Mutual-Aid, and if and how it could be considered an effective model of educational care.</p> Maria Rita Mancaniello Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 53 80 10.13128/RIEF-25732 La funzione affettivo-educativa dei genitori nell’affidamento “diviso”. Una nota di commento pedagogico al disegno di legge Pillon https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4004 <p>The paper deals with the issue of the parents’ affective-educational function towards their offspring, after the failure of their union and comments on the Pillon bill. This bill strictly defines the time spent by minor children with each of the parents. This option appears very critical: the task of the legislator should only be to define a principle; the time for children to attend with each parent should be ample, bearing in mind the concrete situation and children’s need for a serene and balanced growth. The Pillon bill also offers the opportunity for an educational reflection on the topic of the “right of love”, as a subjective right to parental affection, essential for the emotional life of children and for their harmonious education. Denying the right of love means denying freedom and dignity.</p> Monja Taraschi Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 81 96 10.13128/RIEF-25733 Minori Stranieri Non Accompagnati: quale diritto alla famiglia? Esiti da una ricerca qualitativa nella Regione Emilia-Romagna https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4005 <p>This contribution offers a reflection on the right to family and the familiar links of Unaccompanied Foreign Minors. In the central part of the article, we focus on qualitative research outcome, in order to deep some aspects of the educational activities implemented within the second level communities welcoming minors, in the context of Emilia-Romagna region. Specifically, we consider the relationships that young people in the communities are able to entertain with members of the families of origin, remained in the countries of birth, according to what is known and narrated by educators and community leaders, interviewed in the context of the research carried out in the first months of 2017.</p> Stefania Lorenzini Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 97 121 10.13128/RIEF-25734 Famiglie transnazionali e sostegno alla genitorialità a distanza tra Italia e Paesi postsocialisti https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4006 <p>Over the last two decades, a new model of private welfare addressed to elders in which migrant women are usually engaged as domestic caregivers has been spreading in many European Countries, especially in Italy. About one million of women has migrated towards Italy alone as a way to provide to their families, especially children, who usually are left behind. The experience of these workers as ‘long distance mothers’ appears important to be studied from a pedagogical perspective, considering the intersecting vulnerabilities of being women, migrant and also workers in a poorly protected and underestimated working sector. This article aims to present the results of a multiple case study carried out on three different Italian projects aiming to support long distance parenting for post-socialist families. The paper finally suggests some empirically based guidelines aiming to promote the support for transnational families.</p> Marta Bertagnolli Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 123 152 10.13128/RIEF-25735 Paternità emigrata, transnazionale, ritrovata: in conversazione con la comunità bangladese di Firenze https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4007 <p>What relationships are being established between fatherhood and human mobility? How the paths of these two social realities intersect, and what mutual influences may derive from? And what if these dynamics happen to be incorporated into a transnational dimension between Bangladesh and Italy? Starting from these possible questions, this paper aims at analysing the topic of emigrated, transnational, and eventually regained fatherhood, against family reunifications within the Bangladeshi community of Florence. From this perspective, the reflection lays particular emphasis on the experience of separation and reunification in the context of transnational migrations, on the resultant father-child relationship, and the impact that the phenomenon of transnational parenthood may produce upon educational relationships and practices in family.</p> Zoran Lapov Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 153 173 10.13128/RIEF-25736 I nonni oggi, tra stili e declinazioni educative. Un contributo empirico https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/rief/article/view/4008 <p>The paper aims at stimulating pedagogical reflections on the relationship between grandfathers and grandsons. Following the changes due to the lengthening of life, social transformations, to the nuclearization of the family, and the changes in working, which affect parenting, grandparents return to be considered “human capital”: providers of services and tangible and intangible works, in formal and non-formal contexts, in favor of the social community, with a strong reference to inter-generational ties, including grandchildren’s care and education. The paper also includes the epistemological analysis and empirical outcomes of the exploratory research conducted. From the conclusions, multiple pedagogical declinations arise; however, a common trait emerges: that between grandparents and grandchildren proves to be, in any case, a “special” relationship.</p> Valeria Caggiano Virginia Caliciotti Copyright (c) 2019-07-14 2019-07-14 175 189 10.13128/RIEF-25737