Giuseppe Liciani, 81, an internationally acclaimed writer and educator, founder of a publishing house and educational games company, died this morning: to give the news is his company, which speaks in a note of an “insurmountable void” left and of a “tremendous cultural and human heritage that will from now on be cherished.” onwards”.
Lisciani, originally from Notaresco (Teramo), had a degree in pedagogy and was a teacher of history, philosophy, psychology and pedagogy. Since the end of the sixties he has been conducting pedagogical research, always at the fore, at the Sapienza University of Rome with Professor Mauro Lange. The study group is largely responsible for the introduction of programmed education in Italy, an informed attempt to support a scientific method of teaching. In the early 1970s he founded the EIT publishing house where major names in international pedagogy collaborate. The valuable work he accomplished in 1975 earned him the Medal of Educational Merit from the President of the Republic.
In 1980, at the initiative of Giuseppe Liciani, the series “C’era non c’e” saw the light: short stories for children told by famous Italian writers such as Alberto Moravia, Giulio Andreotti, Cesare Zavattini, Tiziano Sclavi and many others well-known names in the Italian literary scene. During the 1980s, Liciani worked with major academic publishers as managing editor and also directed the magazine “La Vita Scolastica”. In 1989 he founded the company Liscianigiochi which today represents and preserves the history of the Italian educational game.
“Professor, educational scientist, entrepreneur, publisher and manufacturer of toys – concludes a company note – Giuseppe Licciani was above all a man, a great man, always on the side of the children.” (Dealing).
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