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Education in Italy is compulsory and can be carried out in public schools, private schools, or homeschooling that is authorized by a school director. Home education must be reported by parents to the mayor and school director in their region; they must also prove that they are both economically and technically competent.

Inspections occur after parents have made the required annual report to authorities. These inspections work to ensure that each child receives an adequate education consisting of qualified subjects. Regardless of where they intend to continue their education, children’s progress is assessed through examinations that are taken to determine if they will enter the next grade level.

Reference: Blok, H. & Karsten, S. (2011). Inspection of home education in European countries. European Journal of Education, 46(1), 146-147.

Please Note: Since homeschooling regulations change periodically and legal interpretations may vary, these data should be verified with legal counsel as well.