CECE-Spain

 

CECE (Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza – Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centres) is a non-profit employers´ organization founded in 1977 that represents an ample educational sector in Spain. It has branches all over the Autonomous Communities via federations and associations in numerous provinces of Spain. Each one of the federations represents educational centres within regulated and non-regulated sectors. Besides, some sectional federations like that of tourist colleges, hairdressers/beautician institutes or nursery schools also belong to CECE. CECE´s Institute of Education Technology (ITE) realizes its activities in four areas: (1) assistance in the implementation of the European Quality Assurance System in its member institutions; (2) organisation of continuing training courses for teachers and trainers; (3) implementation of technological innovation in its member institutions; (4) internationalization of the member institutions. CECE is member of the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Entrepreneurial Organisations) and the international organisation EFVET (European Forum for Technical and Vocational Education and Training), ESHA (European School Headmaster Association) and ECNAIS (European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools). CECE´s educational profile has widened with the constitution of its Foundation (Fundación Ángel Martínez Fuertes) in 1996 that centres its activities on social inclusion through training of unemployed persons, persons over 45, women, disabled persons, immigrants.

Contact information:

MARIAN DE VILLANUEVA marian@cece.es
SELINA MARTIN selina.martin@cece.es
CONFEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSEÑANZA (CECE) SPANISH CONFEDERATION OF EDUCATION CENTRES C/ MARQUES DE MONDEJAR, 29-31 – 28028 – MADRID – SPAIN
TEL: + 34 91 725 79 09 FAX: + 34 91 726 11

 

“Grupo Zola” is a company which operates two schools: Colegio Zola Las Rozas and

Colegio Zola Villafranca del Castillo. Both schools are located in suburban communities in the
Northwest of Madrid, Spain. Both areas are of upper-middle economic class and have few
immigrants.
Our school, Colegio Zola Las Rozas, offers pre-school services from 2-5 years as well
as primary and secondary education. We have about 130 teachers and 1,400 students. Our
school prioritizes three aspects: Languages, personalizing students’ education and overall
academic level.
To improve languages we teach Sciences and Arts in the target language and have
numerous native speaking language assistants who help with communicative aspects of each
language (German, French and English). To improve students’ academic levels we use
alternative education methods which consist in teaching through didactic units prepared by
teachers rather than using textbooks. This is to further personalize the learning process by
using contents more familiar to the students’ realities.

Finally, with the objective to personalize the students’ education we assign a
classroom teacher to each group, allowing one hour per week for classroom discussions and
social behavior activities. We also have a team of psychologists who help children with
special needs and work with teachers on how to diversify the curriculum so as to better the
learning process. This team also works with the entire school community on values and
respect amongst others.