Lecture by our visiting scholar Fabio Scetti at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

Published: 25 August 2023

This September 13th, at 6.30pm, Fabio Scetti will present the lecture “The children of law 101. Adaptation to the education system of Québec: the case of the Italian community”. The event will be held in French.


The topic covered is part of a post-doctoral study in sociolinguistics that aims to observe and describe linguistic practices and identity representations within the Italian community of Montréal.


Fabio Scetti will present the two interviews carried out last year to  Teresa Buttino (Commission de Services Scolaire de Montréal – CECM), who represents the community but who has also followed the changes in the education system in Québec since the 1960s, we will travel through history, observing the problems related to the adaptation of migrants towards the education system of Québec as well as those of the system towards migrants; just like George Hadzocos (CECM liaison officer-analyst), who closely followed all the changes and adaptations of the period.


In the early days of the promulgation of Bill 96, fear crept into the Italian community, a community often involved in educational issues related to the choice of languages. It would be interesting to understand if we really talk about choice and above all to understand who chose and how. Guests will be happy to answer questions and share their professional experience with the public.


Useful information:

Wednesday September 13th 6:30pm

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

1200 Dr. Penfield Avenue.

Free admission


For more information, visit the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montreal website

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