STUDENT LIFE / DEC. 27, 2012
version 25, draft 25

Public Schools in Italy

Public schools in Italy offer excellent working conditions for teachers. Teaching standards are very high whilst the quality of the schools is of an exceptional level. In addition, Italy’s public schools place a great deal of importance on improving low aptitude students whilst maintaining the quality of the education system overall.

Reduced hours

Teaching takes place between 8.30am and 1pm, meaning that the working day is complete by 2pm. Teachers are given plenty of time to focus on their lesson plans and corrections, meaning that the quality of their lessons is much higher.

Salary

Salaries for teachers in public schools are generous and obtaining employment in this sector is competitive. In this respect it is important that you have the required qualifications (and in some instances, experience), in order to obtain employment.

Finding employment

The demand for teachers in Italy’s public schools is very high and therefore finding vacancies can be relatively easy. At every level of education there is demand for students, from Kindergaarten through to secondary school. Teachers can apply directly to schools or through websites specializing in teaching vacancies.

Nevertheless the process of finding a job in Italy is not that straightforward and despite there being a high turnover of jobs, the process is extremely competitive. In this respect it is important that you stand out during the hiring process and have some unique teaching experiences that will appeal to your prospective employer.

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