PEDAGOGICAL DISCOURSE AND THE DEFENCE OF TEACHING IN RUFINO CARPENA MONTESINOS

Abstract The main aim of this paper is firstly to study the pedagogical discourse of the teacher Rufino Carpena Montesinos, an important figure in the history of Spanish education, by analysing his articles. Secondly, the paper looks at his magazine, Educacionista, a school publication he edited in 1912 and 1913 in Llucmajor/Majorca, Spain. The writing and visual contents, a wide selection of photographs, in the magazine are a paradigmatic example of how the press played an essential role in promoting the activities undertaken at the school, providing visibility to the work of teaching and honouring the profession.