Copyright The Malta Historical Society, 2005.

Source: Melita Historica. [Published by the Malta Historical Society]. 8(1981)2(162)

CARMEL BONAVIA, Bibliography of Maltese Textbooks 1651-1979, Old University, Msida, Malta, 1979, pp.76.

This work can be said to be very helpful to the student of education development in Malta as well as being a useful bibliography on a particular aspect of Maltese life. The author has opted for the chronological sequence when presenting the work and this facilitates an overall and general view of changes and reforms initiated at various times. Mr. Bonavia also includes a brief history of the use of text-books in Maltese schools.

Definitively a very good contribution towards the study of education in Malta, this work should find a place on the bookshelves of all Melitensia lovers.

Joseph F. Grima