Josefina Aldecoa

Josefina Aldecoa 1

Literature and pedagogy were the great passions of Josefina Aldecoa. PhD in pedagogy, was the founder and Director of the College style from 1959 until his death in 2011. His mother and his grandmother were teachers who applied to the ideology of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza. Josefina was part of the literary group that produced the belfry poetry magazine. Born in 1926 in La Robla, León, he moved to Madrid in 1944, where he studied philosophy and literature and earned a doctorate in pedagogy from the University of Madrid with a thesis on the child's relationship with art, which then published under the title the art of child (1960). In Madrid he came into contact with a group of writers who would then form part of the generation of 50: Carmen Martín Gaite, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Alfonso Sastre, Jesús Fernández Santos and Ignacio Aldecoa, whom he married in 1952, and he took his surname after his death in 1969. Published to any part (1961), them children of the war (1983), the Creeper (1984), because were young (1986), the vergel (1988), tale for Susana (1988), history of a master (1990), women of black (1994), Ignacio Aldecoa in its Paradise (1996), mirages (1996), the force of the destination (1997), confessions of a grandmother (1998), Pinko and its dog (1998), the best (1998), it rebellion (1999) The challenge (2000), fever (2001), the education of our children (2001), the enigma (2002), in the distance (2004), La Casa grey (2005) and sisters (2008). In 2003 she received the Premio Castilla y León de las Letras. His love and his passion for literature and pedagogy, art, freedom and excellence are still reflected today in school style.