Vocational training and professional competencies of primary school teachers in italian-speaking Switzerland (Canton Ticino): A long history
The article is a contribution to the discussion about vocational training of teachers in italian-speaking Switzerland (Canton Ticino). The first part contains historical information about primary teacher training in Ticino, the second one describes the Bachelor in primary teaching of Dipartimento formazione e apprendimento (DFA) in Ticino’s professional university (SUPSI). The article focuses on why we still train, on the primary level, teachers able to teach all matters (generalist teachers) and not teachers specialised in some curriculum matters (specialist teachers).
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