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EDUCATIONAL MISSIONS  (1931-1936)
Spanish population profile in 1930s <ul>75% of the Spanish people lived in the country and over 35% were illiterate. It wa...
What was an E.M.? <ul>It was a travelling school, which brought entertainment, culture and progress, to the remotest and p...
Who were the missionaries? What were they like? <ul>M.B. Cossío, one of the disciples of The Free Institution of Education...
The people´s theater   <ul>When the missionaries arrived at the village,  they would speak to the mayor, to see in what bu...
The people´s choir <ul>Depending on they were, they would play folk songs from that region. Despite this, missionaries wou...
The people´s museum <ul>They brought to the bigger cities, copies of the most important Prado Museum´s pictures . Cossío w...
The cinema <ul>The silent films, projected on a sheet, had to ben explained, because everything in them was unknown to tho...
Travelling library <ul>“ When you finish your work, wash your hands and take the book. Find a quiet spot and read. You´ll ...
The beginning of the end <ul>One deputy in parliament said: “Take note, Asturias is one of the places where most libraries...
The sad end of E.M . <ul>After Asturias Revolution, rigth-wing republican government cut strongly E.M.´s budget. When civi...
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  1. 1. EDUCATIONAL MISSIONS (1931-1936)
  2. 2. Spanish population profile in 1930s <ul>75% of the Spanish people lived in the country and over 35% were illiterate. It was thought that girls did not need any education for their lives </ul>
  3. 3. What was an E.M.? <ul>It was a travelling school, which brought entertainment, culture and progress, to the remotest and poorest Spanish 1930s villages </ul>
  4. 4. Who were the missionaries? What were they like? <ul>M.B. Cossío, one of the disciples of The Free Institution of Education, was the universitiy professor who set up E.M. He counted with the help of a huge amount of primary school teachers, inspectors, artists and university students. They were all enthusiastic people, who wanted to change the rural world. </ul>
  5. 5. The people´s theater <ul>When the missionaries arrived at the village, they would speak to the mayor, to see in what building they could set up the stage for a little theater. They used to perform Spanish classical works (Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega,...) </ul>
  6. 6. The people´s choir <ul>Depending on they were, they would play folk songs from that region. Despite this, missionaries would give to the village, as a present, a gramaphone and a collection of records by Bach and Haendel. </ul>
  7. 7. The people´s museum <ul>They brought to the bigger cities, copies of the most important Prado Museum´s pictures . Cossío wanted make feel the villagers, that these works of art were also theirs. </ul>
  8. 8. The cinema <ul>The silent films, projected on a sheet, had to ben explained, because everything in them was unknown to those audiences. Films mostly loved by people used to be Charles Chaplin´s movies </ul>
  9. 9. Travelling library <ul>“ When you finish your work, wash your hands and take the book. Find a quiet spot and read. You´ll always remember these moments with pleasure. Make sure that when you return the book after reading, it is as clean as when it was given to you. People will think well of a village, where books are read a lot and kept clean and in a good condition” </ul>
  10. 10. The beginning of the end <ul>One deputy in parliament said: “Take note, Asturias is one of the places where most libraries were set up and revolution broke out there.” </ul>
  11. 11. The sad end of E.M . <ul>After Asturias Revolution, rigth-wing republican government cut strongly E.M.´s budget. When civil war broke out, travelling libraries were only kept in the republican army. </ul>

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