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Ivana Bolognesi

Associate Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Academic discipline: M-PED/01 Pedagogy, Theories of Education and Social Education

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor of Social Pedagogyin Scientific

Department of Education "Giovanni Maria Bertin".
University of Bologna 



1992  Degree in Pedagogy at the Science of Education Faculty  - University of Bologna – with full marks, distinction (110 out of 100, lode). Thesis in The Intercultural Pedagogy, title: “Presenza, identità, cultura dell'infanzia immigrata” – “Presence, identity and culture of immigrated childhood”. Tutor Prof. Antonio Genovese.

2000-04  PhD in Intercultural Pedagogy, Tutor Prof. Antonio Genovese, at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna . Title of thesis: “Io, in questa scuola, mi sono sempre sentita diversa”  - “At this  school I always felt different”.

2004   Visiting scholar at the Laboratory of Sociology (Lames) and at the University Institute of Teacher Training, University of Provence (France).

2006-2008  Research subvension at the Science of Education Department “G. M Bertin”, University of Bologna.

Professional  involvement

I realised more professional experiences in the following context:                              

Educator of handicapped children and handicapped adults

Educator with gipsy comunities

Pedagogist, responsable of educational and school services

Teacher of Kindergarden and primary school.


Academic and didactic employment

2004-2008 Teaching contract as director of intercultural laboratories at the Faculty of Science of Education

2006-2007 Teaching tutor of Intercultural Pedagogy which includes assistance during exams for students, direction of seminars and lessons, co-tutoring of degree thesis etc.

2006-2007 Professor at the Special University Course to qualify as a teacher in elementary and Kindergarden schools and secondary schools,  Educational Science Faculty, Bologna.

2006-2007 Teaching tutor of Seminar of Intercultural Education 

2007-2008 Teaching tutor of Intercultural Pedagogy

2008-2020 Professor of Intercultural Pedagogy at the Educational Science Faculty, Bologna.


Institutional assignments

2017-18 Director of the Master "Management and organization of educational institutions in multicultural contexts", University of Bologna


Editorial bord

From 2004  Member of the editing commitee of Intercultural Education Review.

 From 2015 Member of the Scientific Committee  of la melgrana, Franco Angeli.

2018-19 Collaboration with the journal "Scuola dell'infanzia" of the Giunti Editor for the Intercultural Education section.


2016 - Italina Prize of Pedagogy, Siped

Didactic employment outside the University

1994-2020 Formation course in the field of Intercultural Education, as professor and spokeswoman at conferences and seminars that have been involved nursery educators, kindergarden teachers and primary school teachers in differents districts of the Emilia Romagna and of other italian regions.

2011-2012 Collaboration with Istituto degli innocenti (Firenze)


2006-2015 Participation in the national and international conferences for the presentation of educational research in a multicultural context:

2015 Partecipation national conference SIPED for the presentation of the researc h "Kindergarden, primary school and intercultural dialogue"

2015 Partecipation in the international conference AIFREF for the presentation of the research "Engaging children and migrant parents in the learning process at school: coeducative approch European research project EMPAC".

2017 Partecipation in the intenational conference IAIE -International Association for Intercultural Education- for the presentation of the continuation of the research Empac "School success of children with migrant back- grounds".

Research projects

1990-1991 Research to experiment an intercultural project at the Kindergarden school of the City of Bologna with the collaboration of the Science of Education Departement, University of Bologna

1991-1993 Research to experiment an intercultural Project at the primary school (Quarto Inferiore – Bologna) coordinated by the Science of Education Departement

1992-1993 Observation Research that implicated a group of forgeign chidren at the Kindergarden school of the city of Bologna with the collaboration of the Science of Education Departement, University of Bologna.

2002-2004 Observation Research that implicated a group of foreign children of the primary school. Tutor Prof. Antonio Genovese.

2004-2005 Science of Education Department Research that focused on : “The educational care at the early childhood services in multicultural contexts” directed by Prof. Maria Grazia Contini e Prof. Milena Manini.

2006-2009 Department Research "Infanzie e famiglie come snodi di possibilità e criticità socio-educative" directed by prof. Mariagrazie Contini

2009-2010 Project studies and research on students with dsabilities, children of immigrants, in collaboration with the Education and Policies of differences of the Municipality of Bologna, directed by prof. Roberta Cardin

2012-2013 Action research conducted in kindergartens of the district Navile, within the agreement between Department of Training and the Comune di Bologna

2013-2015 Action research conducted in kindergartens and primary school in Comune di Bologna within the European project EMPAC (Engaing Migrant Parents and children).

2015-2016 Action research conducted in some primary schools of Bologna (IC 4 and IC15) about the co-education betwen teachers and partens in Comprensive Sc

2015-2016 Research to analyze the somatic representations of the difference in the books for children in some kindegartens of Bologna and of the region Emilia Romagna.

2015-2017 Action research conducted in some kindergartens and primary school of Treviso within in project RICE coordinated by Jan Pierre Pourtois.

2016-17 Action research with the kindergartens (FISM) of Bologna and the province focusing on the theme of parental participation in the school.

2017-20 Action-research of european project  Justice: RISE Towards best practices on inclusive education of Roma Children, coordinated by dott.ssa MariaTeresa Tagliaventi of the Dipartiment of Science of Education, University of Bologna.

form 2015 Coordinator of Erasmus+ Programme with Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK).