Giuseppe Lisciani, 81 years old, writer and educator of international level, founder of a publishing house and a company of educational toys, died this morning: to give the news is his company that in a note speaks of "an unbridgeable void" left and of "an immense cultural and human heritage to be treasured from now on".
Lisciani, originally from Notaresco (Teramo), had a degree in pedagogy and was a teacher of history, philosophy, psychology and pedagogy. Since the end of the 60s, he has been carrying out pedagogical research, always at the forefront, at the Sapienza University of Rome with Professor Mauro Laeng. The study group is largely responsible for the introduction of programmed education in Italy, an enlightened attempt to support a scientific method in teaching. In the early 1970s he founded the EIT publishing house in which the major names in international pedagogy collaborate. The valuable work carried out earned him, in 1975, the Medal of Educational Merit from the President of the Republic.
In 1980, on the initiative of Giuseppe Lisciani, the series "C'era non c'era" saw the light: short stories for children narrated by famous Italian writers such as Alberto Moravia, Giulio Andreotti, Cesare Zavattini, Tiziano Sclavi and many other well-known names in the literary scene Italian. During the 1980s, Lisciani worked with the most important scholastic publishers as an editorial manager, also assuming the direction of the magazine 'La Vita Scolastica'. In 1989 he founded the Liscianigiochi company which today represents and preserves the history of the Italian educational game.
"Professor, pedagogist, entrepreneur, publisher and manufacturer of games - concludes the company note - Giuseppe Lisciani was above all a man, a great man, always on the side of children".