About the Journal

What does Paideutika mean?
It is literally the plural of the verbal adjective derived from the Greek paideuo (to instruct, to educate, to form), from which derives paideia (education, culture, formation, knowledge). Therefore Paideutika nominates everything that has to do with the formation of human being.
So Paideutika intends to develop a rigorous criticism of the practices of educational subjection, starting actually from the relationship formation/culture. Making that so in the sign of a phenomenological tradition which, with highlighted existential attention, can only plunge into the infinite forms of the life of culture – from philosophy to human sciences, from art to literature, from social and political sciences to those of education – to claim, nowadays, the urgency of a radical thought. A thought able to react, with deconstructive method, to the comfortable and polished freedom that always lurks in the rhetorical and edifying formulas of the current pedagogism.

Paideutika (ISSN 1974-6814) is a semi-annual biannual scientific journal ranked as “class A” by the ANVUR in 2012.

The biannual Journal Paideutika. Notebooks on education and culture was founded by Antonio Erbetta in 2005 and since then it has regularly published two issues a year. It promotes pedagogical culture in the context of the connections between education and culture, in the name of the phenomenological-existential and critical-deconstructive tradition.

Paideutika welcomes any studies and researches that, with scientific accuracy, deal with the connection between education and culture in its different forms, so as to claim, nowadays, the urgency of the cultural work as a radical commitment to understand our times.

Paideutika welcomes any contributions that come from the theoretical-pedagogical, historical-pedagogical, methodological-educational field and related disciplines that propose themes and studies of educational interest.

Paideutika organizes its own promoting activity and scientific dissemination by publishing monographic/non monographic issues.

Paideutika uses the double-blind peer review process.

The evaluation criteria include: interest and consistency with the aims of the Journal, originality, scientific accuracy, development, coherence and clearness of arguments, presence of critical literature on the subject.

Paideutika ensures congruous times and confidentiality to the double-blind peer-review process. The list of Reviewers is constantly updated and made public.

Paideutika does not submit to the peer-review process only the Editorial, the Sections “Today, a philosopher” and “Archive of memory”, the Reviews.

The books to be reviewed are selected by the Editorial Board. The books published by the members of the Editorship and of the Editorial Board are not reviewed by Paideutika.