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Post Teaching and Learning about Franco
Created by John Eipper on 05/06/19 6:08 AM

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Teaching and Learning about Franco (Carmen Negrin, France, 05/06/19 6:08 am)

John E asked about how the Franco era is covered in Spanish schools.  The linked official bulletin explains on p. 9, Bloque 9, how the Republic and Civil War are meant to be taught.  Note that it is very vague but that there is a special point concerning 1934, which is what, according to the Francoists, justified if not caused the war.

You can compare with the contents of the rest of the history of Spain and especially see how it is really left in the hands of whoever teaches it. But the main problem is what really comes out of it.  A relatively recent poll showed that a majority of youngsters have no idea who Franco was.


JE comments:  This Boletín cannot be accused of a lack of detail.  It specifies that 20% of the history curriculum should be devoted to the "crisis" and the Civil War, with an additional 15% for the Franco era.  Note also (p. 2) that exams should contain a minimum of two and a maximum of fifteen questions.

This is a good reminder of how much academic freedom I have.

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