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Education understood as a debate. Between public and private

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Schedule: From 16 july 2019 to 17 july 2019. Tuesday and wednesday at 10:00 to 14:00.


Place: Centre de Gandia de la UV


Course encompassed in the 36th Summer University of Gandia


Education is and has been a complex issue that has been discussed in many debates. This complexity roots from its traditional double dimension: On the one hand, the private dimension aiming for individual liberties. On the other hand, the public dimension that searches equality. Combining both concepts is mandatory in a democracy, but agreements are necessary to achieve this activity. The contents are more and more complex and innovative, and therefore it is more difficult to agree on certain subjects. It is still necessary, though. The coordinators of the activity are:  Juan Manuel Fernández Soria (professor of the Department of Comparative Education and History of Education of the Universitat de València) and José I. Cruz Orozco (professor of the Department of Comparative Education and History of Education of the Universitat de València, POLISOC).


Tuesday 16th July


10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“Cultural identity and right to education”

Juan Manuel Fernández Soria, Universidad de Valencia.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

“Truancy. Failure to fulfill the right to education”

José Ignacio Cruz Orozco, Universidad de Valencia.


5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“What are students asking for?”

Miquel Ruiz Collados, President of the Valencian Union of Education Cooperatives (UCEV)

Wednesday 17th June


10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Freedom of education: an assessment after 40 years of the Constitution

D. José María Alvira, General Secretary of Catholic Schools

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

“Right and freedom of education: proposals of integration”

Alejandro Tiana, Secretary of State of Education

Organized by:

Centre de Gandia. Universitat de València.



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