By Card. PAUL POUPARD.- Always alert to the celebration of the anniversaries of eminent personalities in the field of education, science and culture, Monsieur René Maheu, active and tireless Director General of UNESCO, invites us this evening to celebrate, at the request of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, and Peru, the centenary of Fr. Pedro Poveda Castroverde, Spanish educator and humanist.
By ANGELES GALINO CARRILLO.- This presentation discusses the pedagogical anthropology of Pedro Poveda with the desire to deepen into the relationship between his educational concepts and the man or woman to educate in accordance with them. This is not aseptic, as it might seem.
Por ARÁNZAZU AGUADO ARRESE.- The hundred years of socio-educational action of Pedro Poveda that this Congress celebrates with satisfaction and responsibility certainly speak of fruitful sowing of ideas and actions, and the way this union was realized: a most admirable coherence.
By MARGARITA BARTOLOMÉ PINO.- I have always been attracted by the booklets of Pedro Poveda on his educational project to found an “Institución Católica de Enseñanza” (Catholic Institution of Teaching). I was impressed by his desire to make "credible" his proposal to join the efforts and wills of teachers towards a common action: raise an educational movement and crete institutions that would support this endeavor, establishing networks of mutual help in the professional work of educators.
Por ARMANDO PEGO PUIGBÓ.- This article seeks to provide an overview of the historiographical approach to the life and work of the priest and educator Pedro Poveda (1874-1936). Here are presented features of a unique Catholic teaching proposal in a secularized age. Poveda wanted to present the Christian message in state educational structures by encouraging dialogue between faith and knowledge. This modernization program also includes the hermeneutical keys of an era marked by the activities of the ILE (Initials of Institución Libre de Enseñanza).
In 2002 the Socio-educational Proposal "Educating in Difficult Times" began in America with the commitment to promote quality education, humanizing and transforming, for everyone, inspired by Poveda’s pedagogical thought.