The "Buona Scuola" Reform, Autonomy and New Role of the Head Teacher


This article intends to analyze the reforms in recent years in regards to the Italian education system, taking into account the role of the head teacher and newly assigned responsibilities in merit of questions of particular relevancy to the life of the scholastic institution. In the framework of the analysis, particular significance is assigned to the cultural background of the head teacher and his or her educational path (initial and in-service), focused on exercising an effective educational leadership, as a necessary condition of giving concrete and coherent actualization to the innovative logic of the reforms.