Textbook editors, who denounced community pressures to modify textbook content, have stated that it is "anecdotes" of "remote times" after meeting with the Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, to whom they have assured that there is no indoctrination in the manuals.
This was stated by the president of the National Association of Book Publishers (Anele), José Moyano, at the end of the meeting, which he described as cordial, which was convened by Celaá after last week the editors denounced the "bastard mechanisms "that the autonomous communities use to make textbooks" say what they want and not what science says. "
In this sense, they commented that the Canary Islands wanted "the rivers to disappear" from the texts, Catalonia that the ex-Count of Barcelona Wilfredo el Velloso should be "Wilfredo el Piloso and that the Catholic Monarchs not be talked about" and Andalusia protested for a music book which did not include the rociero drum, among other claims.
According to Moyano, most of these examples corresponded to "very remote times, before 2001, in which the previous supervision had to be passed" and has described them as "anecdotes".
He said that "the pressure is now related to the normative issue because there are more than 450 laws that affect us in our work as editors," and explained that they have reiterated to the minister their request for a "homogeneous common sense curriculum".
A curriculum in which Celaá is willing to work when the new educational law is approved, as she said, after stating that the editors have confirmed that there is no complaint for indoctrination in the manuals and remember that the publishing sector has freedom of enterprise , but always works in the constitutional framework.
"It is not possible not to expect any indoctrination in any textbook, if there were one it would be a mistake and would have deserved a complaint and there are none in this sector of textbooks," said Celaá.
In addition, he said that indoctrination does not fit the law because there are no official books approved by the administrative authorities and stressed that "we have provided a constitutional system for the state of autonomy" by which textbooks are made by professionals "and" in the event of an incident, it is the technical inspection of each of the communities that acts and, where appropriate, the Prosecutor's Office. "
In addition, he explained that the editors "in none of the ways have referred to pressures" to modify or include content in the texts by the Councilors of Education and "rather have talked about normative proliferation."
In Celaá's opinion, this normative diversity is "very propitiated by the classification of the Lomce of the subjects in trunks, free configuration and specific", which gives rise to "multiplying exponentially".
Therefore, the head of Education has stated that the new law that has been developed by his department will once again fix the preparation of curricula between the State and the autonomous communities.
The State will define 65% of the contents in the communities without vehicular language and the rest will be done by the autonomous governments and 55% in the case of those with their own language. "This cast that has been very useful since the Logse" and the editors also see it that way, Celaá said.
In this sense, Moyano has requested that "the range of diversification not be opened" in texts in the field of science, such as mathematics or physics, while he has been in favor of doing so in those related to history or social sciences
And this is due, Moyano stressed, that there is a "learning theory that requires learning from the nearest" and has cited as an example in this regard the "pressures" exerted by Castilla-La Mancha to modify an explanation about the operation of the gearbox of a vehicle.
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