G.Moro, La formazione nelle società post-industriali. Modelli e criteri di valutazione, Carocci, Roma 1998

The book delineates the transition from the” industrial” to the “post-industrial” training. The different national systems of training are described and compared: the plurality of the systems is synthesised by the dichotomy between functionalistic and communicative approach to the training. In the second part of the book a comparative analysis of the most important evaluative methodologies of training is illustrated; moreover it is outlined the general
vision of the training politics supported by them: a technical and rationalistic point of view vs. a statement more attentive to the reform of the training systems.
Key-words: Post-fordism, qualification, skills, assessment, work politicies

C. de Francesco, Lavorare con i numeri dell’istruzione. Leggere,progettare e fare tabelle, Milano, Angeli, 2001.

Working with educational figures: how to read, design and make tables. A primer for undergraduates without a sociological and methodological background who wish (or must) get some empirical knowledge of Italian education. Definitions, sources (books, yearbooks and web sites) and basic figures (national and international) are introduced together with suggestions on how to manage data using Excel and Word. Tips for an effective organisation and management of data are provided. Albeit conceived for Italian students this small book can be a useful source of information for foreign readers who want to have a first grasp of education in Italy.
Key-words: Educational figures, sources, data management, use of information