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by E. Codignola 1930

Toward the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century, in Italy, as in the other nations of Europe, the secondary schools were almost entirely in the hands of the religious orders and especially of the Society of Jesus. The leaders of the Counter-Reformation movement immediately turned their attention to secondary instruction, in which the minds of the governing classes are molded, and though they apparently accepted the humanistic tradition, they deprived it of all its intrinsic vigor, transforming it into an instrument of intellectual domination.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1930, p. 343-387
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14781, Date Accessed: 7/17/2018 5:15:15 PM

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