Fernanda Testa, from Molise, graduated in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Naples, dedicates herself to teaching, first as a Professor of Mathematics and then as Dean of Middle School.
At the beginning of the Dean activity, schools are assigned in inland areas depressed and depopulated by the emigration of Molise, where it remains for several years, opening up to the problems of marginalization and loneliness, topics on which it conducts studies and research for the scholastic promotion of the weakest social groups.
Later he moved to Naples where he remained for 13 years still running schools at risk where he faces an urban marginalization, less silent than the previous and more aggressive. She is transferred to Rome, where her professional career ends.
In Naples he decided to study child labor to understand how the child’s personality develops through early work for the purpose of his school recovery. She wrote several articles on the subject and in 1983 published as the first complete work. I cento mestieri dei ragazzi di Napoli. Lavoro minorile ed evasione scolastica, well received by the world of the school and by that of culture for the novelty of the topics. For this book, reprinted in 1998, he received in Genoa the International Prize of Poetry and Fiction “Il Porticciolo, Trofeo Saggistica 2002”, sponsored by the European Parliament. In 1991 he gave prints “Lo scugnizzo dei nostri giorni. Chi è¨? Lavoro minorile ed organizzazione in bande, a study in which the issues of bullying are addressed, anticipating trends in the study of the phenomenon that have developed successively.
As an expert, she publishes books commissioned by the Ministry of Education (Professional Management) and the Molise Region (Commission for Equality and Equal Opportunities). In fact, she conducts a research involving three 590 pupils at three Professional Institutes of Molise, then translated into the work published by the Ministry in 1995″La realtà giovanile molisana e il fenomeno della dispersione scolastica” which focuses on a type of Molise boy, coming from agricultural areas, very different from the Neapolitan “scugnizzo”.
She then conducted a commission on behalf of the Molise Region (Commission for Equal Opportunities) for an investigation of the Molise woman of the past, translated into the work “Scolarizzazione e condizione della donna nel Molise dall’800 ai nostri giorni” published, in the first edition in 2000 by the Molise Region and in the second edition in 2002 by the Publishing House “Pagine” of Rome.
Researcher attentive to social, conducts a study on children beggars today and published in 2007 with the publishing house “The common good” of Campobasso the first edition of the investigation I mendicanti bambini. She collaborates with national and regional periodicals.