Area 4

School and perception of Europe and its integration process

The school, through the manuals and their textual and iconographic content, is an essential instrument in the conformation of identities. Certain images repeatedly memorized during childhood leave a trace in our subconscious. The history of Europe was not usually present beyond World War II, and geography maintained, on many occasions, the previous political organization, especially in the case of wall maps. The Common Market appeared as a phenomenon of exclusive economic character and had its first space in economic geography. The gradual implementation of the General Education Law, which coincides roughly with the end of the dictatorship, would produce a remarkable evolution in the image of Europe in the school environment.


Salvador Forner


Results of research

  • Seminar (first half of 2018) to present and discuss the results.
  • Articles of indexed journals