The book shows how teachers struggled to liberate their country's education system from the legacy of dictatorship, combining a general evaluation of the phenomenon with intimate glances at the people who drove it forward. By vindicating the importance of democratic professionals it illuminates the Spanish transition to democracy from a new angle.
Tamar Groves is a Researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies, Salamanca University, Spain. She obtained her PhD in 2010 from Tel Aviv University and the UNED, Madrid, Spain.
Abbreviations Introduction 1. Representation Put to the Test: The Teachers Movements and the Creation of the Sindicato de los Trabajadores de la Ensenan za 2. Educational Revolution From Within: The Movements for Pedagogical Renovation 3. Rehearsing for Democracy: Union Agitation in Madrid 4. Liberating the Classroom: Pedagogical Renovation in Madrid 5. Recovery of Civil Society at a Local Level: The Teachers Movements in the Province of Salamanca 6. Back to the Village: Teachers as Agents of an Alternative Culture Conclusion Sources and Bibliography ?