Dalla definizione degli approcci metodologici all'osservazione diretta: la scuola in carcere <em>entre les murs</em>
The essay is divided into two parts. The first part explains the main methods developed into the field study called “La scuola in carcere”, referring to a qualitative and phenomenological approach. The field research was carried out at Bergamo District Prison from 2014 to 2015. The second part focuses on the meaning of scholastic experience in imprisonment conditions, starting from the analysis of the outcomes of a direct observation concerning the context involved in the research project itself.