The Collapse of the Liberal State and the triumph of Fascism in Italy, 1696-1943:Mussolini, Youth and Education

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Edexcel As History Unit 1

The Collapse of the Liberal State and the triumph of Fascism in Italy, 1696-1943

Mussolini, Youth and Education

Fascist government wanted to secure support for Fascist rule.

Education:

The regimes control over schools and education was an important aspect in instilling Fascist values.

December 1925:

Ø  schools instructed to educate youth in the values of the Fascist revolution

Ø  Purge of ‘politically incompatible’ teachers

1929- Primary and Secondary school teachers had to take an oath of loyalty to the regime

1933- Membership to the PNF was compulsory for employment.

1934- Primary School teachers ordered to wear Black shirt Uniforms in the classroom.

School Curriculum:

1926- Almost 1/3 of history books banned in schools

1928- Government introduce a single Primary text book for all

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