J-Reading towards new horizons


  • Gino De Vecchis Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy


It is now six years since the first issue of J-Reading was published in December 2012: a relatively short span of time, but such as to make an initial, even though very rapid, assessment possible which I consider all the more opportune at the moment in which I have decided to leave its direction, concurrently with my retirement as president of the Italian Association of Geography Teachers (Associazione Italiana Insegnanti di Geografia), which I had the honour to be for sixteen years and which fully endorsed the realisation of this editorial endeavour.I can safely say that the hopes expressed at the moment of the foundation of J-Reading have reached fruition, starting from the fundamental goal assigned to the Journal: that of contributing, within a framework of essential international openness in a globalised world, to the construction of a connection between didactics and research, which is absolutely strategic for the development of the subject, so as to eliminate – or at least to reduce as far as possible – the disconnection existing between the academic world and that of the school. The collaboration between university researchers and school teachers should be strengthened more and more.