Francisco Ferrer Integral Education

Francisco Ferrer i guardia (1859-1909) was a Catalan anarchist thinker and pedagogue, regarded as one of the creators of the Modern School (1901), a practical project of libertarian pedagogy.

Involved in the proclamation process of the republic, he goes into exile in France in the early twentieth century, where he develops the concepts of his Modern school. Always involved in the political struggle Ferrer will be executed in Barcelona in 1909.

In his educational action, the proposed method, which will be further developed, included respect for the student’s people and their relationships in the group. He developed teaching based on practical science and advocated for mixed schools to create equal principles.

Ferrer defended responsibility in action and rejects the idea of science neutrality, which he claims is always an instrument of power

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