The Government of the Community of Madrid, led by Isabel Diaz Ayusohas incorporated classic authors such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Góngora and Quevedo into its draft of the Baccalaureate curriculum, which the Executive of Pedro Sánchez had not included in its state application curriculum.

The Madrid Ministry of Education considers that the Central Government has left out of the new Baccalaureate “essential” content such as, in the case of Spanish Language and Literature, the aforementioned authors of some of the most important works in the history of Spanish literature such as Don Quijote of La Mancha, The dog in the gardener, The Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea and Buscón life story.

In addition, the department that heads Enrique Osoriohas also specified in that draft of the contents that students between 16 and 18 years of age must study, to which OKDIARIO has had access, the axes of modern literature, in such a way that they address the Modernism, the Generation of 98 or the Generation of 27.

Thus, the Community of Madrid has introduced the trajectory of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to Romanticism in the subject of Spanish Language and Literature in the First year of Baccalaureate.

That is, medieval literature: lyric, narrative poetry, prose and medieval theater; the Pre-Renaissance: cultured poetry, prose, theater; The Celestine; the Renaissance: Petrarchan and religious poetry, the picaresque novel (Lazarillo de Tormes); Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote; the 16th century theater; the Baroque: cultured poetry (Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz), popular poetry (Romancero Nuevo); the Baroque theater (Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca); female writers of the Golden Age; Neoclassicism and Pre-Romanticism: prose, essay and criticism; neoclassical and pre-romantic theater and Romanticism: poetry, prose and romantic drama.

Another subject in which the Executive of Ayuso has included content in its Baccalaureate curriculum, nearly 400 pages long, is Geographywhere he has added the territorial organization of the state, the 1978 Constitution or the process of European construction.

Besides, the History of art, where the Ministry of Education considers that “too general” topics are proposed, has been arranged in periods and styles and included a series of artists and works in each of those stages and styles to “facilitate the work of teachers”. Authors have also been added History of Philosophy that do not appear in the state curriculum as Maimonides, Newton and Hegel.

In the subject of Economy and Business and Design of Business Modelshave included problems that must be solved by any economic system, market economy and balance of payments.

On the other hand, Isabel Díaz Ayuso will also try to prevent Baccalaureate students from the Community of Madrid from being able to access higher education with a failed subject, something that Sánchez has introduced and that the Community of Madrid considers «especially serious».

“No other Organic Law had dared to consider, what this Government supposes and manifests, a true contempt for Baccalaureate education, some education that prepares for higher studies,” sources from the Ministry of Education point out.

For this reason, the Community of Madrid has established, since this academic year, «guidelines so that teaching teams can make the best possible decision (considering that they have only achieved the competences and achieved the Baccalaureate objectives when all subjects have been passed)».

A decision that, in any case, they add “would be adopted by the teaching team by a qualified majority of four fifths.”


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