EDUCATIVE COMPETENCES•Central government: Geneal organisation of the system, minimumrequirements for schools, international cooperation,general planning…•Autonomous communities: Staff management, developement of educationalplanning…• Local administration: Maintenance of facilities, planning of extra-curricularactivities…•Schools: They are autonomous as regards their organizationand management of their teaching and economic affairs
PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND PARTIALLY SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS -PUBLIC: free of charge -PRIVATE: not free of charge -PARTIALLY SUBSIDIZED: usually freeof charge regarding compulsory education
L.O.E. (Organic law of education) 2/2006•Education is the right and duty of all children•Diagnostic assesments•Curricular diversification programmes•Contact with a foreign language and ICTencouraged at Pre-primary second stage•Programmes for initial vocationalqualifications for young people over 16 andunder 21
Structure of our educational system:•Pre-primary (not compulsory) two stages: -children aged 0-3 - children aged 3-6 (free of charge)•Primary education (compulsory): six grades, - children aged 6 to 12• Lower secondary education (compulsory): -children aged 12 to 16...Secondary Education Certificate or Enrolment Certificate•Post-compulsory education, two different types:-General upper secondary education (Bachillerato): children aged 16 to 18 . 3 branches: Arts, Science and Technology,Humanities and Social Studies.......High School Diploma-Vocational training: children aged 16 to 18•Higher education: - University (there is a university entrance examination -PAU-) - Non university education (Higher artistic education, Advanced specific vocational training, Higher music academies, Higher schools)
School organization-Administration: principal, assistant principal, HOS,secretary.-Course tutor-Teaching staff-Guidance department-School board: students, parents, teachers, service staff and arepresentative from the town council.-Parents associations.
Content areas that make up the curriculum•Primary education: -Natural, Social and Cultural Environment, -Artistic education, -Physical education,-Spanish language and Literature, -Galician language, -Foreign language, -Mathematics.-Religion is an optional subject for pupils.• Lower secondary education: -Spanish language and literature, -Galician language and literature, -Foreign language,-Mathematics, -Physical education, -Natural Science, -Plastic and Visual education,-Social studies, -Geography and History, -Music, -Technology. -Religion is an optionalsubject for pupils. In lower secondary education assesment is continuous and separate for each subject.At the end of each school year, the assesment team decides whether each pupil shouldproceed to the following year or not. In September pupils may take an specialexamination in subjects they have not passed. Those who still have more than twosubjects to complete have to repeat the year. Each year can only be repeated once.
School holidays•Christmas (2 weeks, between 23 December and 8 January)•Carnival (3 days, 15,16 and 17 February)•Easter (1 week, between 3 and 12 April)•Summer (2 months and a half, between late June and mid-September for students)•Public holidays (around 8 days: 12 October, 2 November, 7 and 8December, 19 March 17 May, )
School time in Galicia. (Dates vary depending on the different Autonomous Communities) Begining 2009 End 2010 10 September 23 June Primary•Students Secondary 17 September 23 June Primary•Teachers and 1 September 30 June Secondary
SCHOOLS OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK ON AN AVERAGE OF: -25 LESSONS A WEEK AT PRIMARYLEVEL. -32 LESSONS A WEEK ATSECONDARY LEVEL. Lessons are from 8.30 to 14.10 and from 16.15 to17.55 ( only on Mondays)
Two co-official languages •Galician •SpanishBoth are compulsory languages of instruction