Postmodernity and education in Spain

Enrique Gervilla
Vol 12, Number 1-2, p.65
It seems that Spanish society has made up for time lost during the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975) and now postmodern values have a high prevalence especially among the young. This change in values which began in the rich European countries in the sixties was delayed in Spain until the installation of the constitution in 1978. This led to a more libertarian regime which has allowed the possibility of postmodernity. The arrival of postmodernity in Spain has given rise to relativism, pluralism, disenchantment with enlightened reason and has brought with it pacifism, feminism, ecology etc. With increased democratic freedom came drugs, pornography, student rebellion, sexual liberation and many other changes which appeared in a number of European countries several years before.