SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 27 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Parliament of the Canary Islands has unanimously approved this Wednesday a Proposal Not of Law of the Nationalist Group in which the Government is requested that the subject ‘History and Geography of the Canary Islands’ continue to be compulsory in 4th ESO and that contents of the Statute of Autonomy and the REF in educational programming.
Jesús Machín (CC-PNC) has pointed out that the Ministry of Education has not moved its position because it subjects the change of the draft -as the Minister of Education, Manuela Armas raised this Tuesday- to the report of the School Council of the Canary Islands.
He has said that the Government has made the “political decision” to “exterminate” this subject without having “pedagogical reasons”, rather, it seems that they have a “political fear” of learning Canarian content.
“The Ministry has been left alone and Parliament turns its back on it because it will make it change its mind,” he stressed.
Machín has commented that “it is hard” that the Ministry “wants to create canaries who do not know the history of the Canary Islands”.
Melodie Mendoza (ASG) has said that it is “correct” to request a report from the School Council on the suitability of the subject and that Canarian content be given, transversally, throughout the curriculum.
Ana González (PSOE) has disfigured the nationalists who have not reinforced the teaching of Canarian content in the past, has defended the will of the counselor to study the change and asked the CC and PP what subjects they would eliminate to introduce ‘Geography and History of Canary Islands’.
Ricardo Fernández (Cs) has said that his party does not share the decision to eliminate the compulsory nature of the subject given that the defense of the culture of the islands “is not a whim”, on the contrary, he believes that it should be encouraged and promoted.
Manuel Marrero, spokesman for Yes We Can, has said that the subject must be kept compulsory in ESO, since the Canarian contents “were a conquest”, while he has predicted that the School Council will support the measure.
Carmen Hernández (NC) has commented that it is “strange” that Parliament places so much value on the School Council, which is an “advisory” body, when the design of the curriculum is the responsibility of the legislative and executive apparatus.
Lorena Hernández (PP) has pointed out that “it is as important to know the Guanches as the Catholic Monarchs” and understands that the Government is seeking the report of the School Council to “amend its mistake”. “I’m glad they listen to him,” she said.