|Minister of Public Education|
1 December 1982 – 28 July 1987
|Preceded by||Guido Bodrato|
|Succeeded by||Giovanni Galloni|
|Born||22 March 1926|
|Died||4 September 2014 (aged 88)|
|Political party||Christian Democracy|
Franca Falcucci (22 March 1926 – 4 September 2014) was an Italian politician, member of the Christian Democracy Party. She served as a member of the Senate and was the first woman to become Minister of Public Education.
In 1974, the Minister of Education Franco Maria Malfatti asked Falcucci to chair a team in charge of researching the problems of disabled students. The "Falcucci Document", issued in 1975, was one of the most advanced studies of disability issues at both the European and international level, promoting a new way of thinking about the issue. The document stated that "... school brings educational action and potential of each student, and looks as the most appropriate structure to overcome the conditions of marginalization that would otherwise be condemned children with disabilities ..."
- Senato della Repubblica. "Senato della Repubblica - Senatrice Franca Falcucci" (in Italian). www.senato.it. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- Redazione Scuola (5 September 2014). "È morta Franca Falcucci, primo ministro donna dell'Istruzione" (in Italian). www.corriere.it. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
- Antonio Martino (1975). "RELAZIONE CONCLUSIVA DELLA COMMISSIONE FALCUCCI CONCERNENTE I PROBLEMI SCOLASTICI DEGLI ALUNNI HANDICAPPATI" (in Italian). www.edscuola.it. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "Muore l'ex ministro dell'Istruzione e senatrice Franca Falcucci" (in Italian). www.repubblica.it. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Corriere della Sera, 5 September 2014, page 55, Addii, aveva 88 anni
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