The researcher Ana López-Navajas, who coordinates “Women’s Legacy: our cultural heritage to equity”, a project led by the Conselleria d’Educació of the Generalitat Valenciana, has recently held a meeting with the subdirectory of academic planning of the Ministry of Education of Spain, so that she has presented it in general, with its objectives and methodology, as well as everything that has been advanced so far by their different working groups.
This meeting represents, therefore, a first approach between Women’s Legacy and the ministry, which is currently developing the master lines of the new curriculum, whose implementation is expected for the next academic year 2022-2023. The intention is that the Spanish educational system is positioned on a par with the European and the international “in terms of excellence and equity”, according to statements by the Minister Isabel Celaá herself in March of this year.
Ana López-Navajas affirms that the meeting was satisfactory, since she has had the opportunity to confirm that Women’s Legacy “fits in with the premises of the new competency-based curriculum”, so it is possible to collaborate further, when the regions begin to incorporate the advances that this educational law will establish in different senses, such as a new competence approach, interdisciplinary learning or coeducation, among others.
Likewise, one suggestion to the ministry has been that both the resource bank and the catalogs on subjects (music, art, literature) that are being generated by Women’s Legacy team, as well as the STEM training in order to include scientists in the contents of sciences and technologies, can be available to centers and institutions throughout Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Scotland, so that the project facilitates a model of inclusion about female referents in different areas and educational levels, becoming a European benchmark.