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ERIC Number: EJ774851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Maria Rubies I Garrofe (1932-1993)
Baste, Carme Amoros
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v34 n4 p493-500 Dec 2004
This article profiles educator Maria Rubies I Garrofe. Rubies was a woman committed to education and the reconstruction of her country, Spain, equipped solely with the force of her convictions and her faith in dialogue. It is difficult to separate her personal commitment from her educational, social and political commitment. From the very outset of her professional career, she dedicated herself entirely to the pedagogical and organizational reform of the school system and carried her concerns into the heart of the institutions that were in a position to promote change in education. One of her outstanding qualities was her ability to adapt to the demands of teaching at the different educational levels--primary, secondary and university--in the public and private sectors alike. She attached great importance to teachers working together as a team. Educational values should be shared, reformulated and redefined within the schools' overall conception of education, and each of them should have its own identity. As a good teacher herself, she always showed a great capacity for personal, in-depth communication, being very clear and honest in both her agreements and disagreements. The news of her death in January 1993, after a long illness, saddened wide sectors of the educational community and of Catalan society in general. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain