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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

Consuelo Flecha received a gold medal from the city of Seville

On Tuesday, May 30, feast of Saint Ferdinand, patron saint of Seville, the city honored some people who have made outstanding contributions. Consuelo Flecha García, Professor of History of Education, received the Gold Medal of the Andalusian capital, along with Amalia Gómez, President of the Red Cross, La Hermandad del Rocío, and NGO ACCEM that works with refugees among the winners.

The gold medals award "the trajectory in the advancement of human values ​​and their social action for the benefit of the community and the groups most in need." In the case of Consuelo Flecha, they evaluated her educational and research career at the University of Seville and her role in the History of Education of women and her contribution to the city on this topic, especially in the advancement of equality, the dignity and visibility of women.


Consuelo Flecha García, born in Bilbao, holds a doctorate in Education from Universidad   Complutense, Madrid, and is Professor of History of Education since 1998 at the University of Seville. She teaches History of Contemporary Education, and Educational and Professional Development of Women.

She is part of a research group called Women, Welfare, and Citizenship at the University of Seville and focuses much of her research work on the educational processes of women. She is author or coauthor of more than 200 publications counting articles, books, and chapters of books. Consuelo is a member of numerous scientific committees of national and international magazines. In addition, she has received the CEU Fernando III Award for Educational Innovation and Meridiana award from the Board for her initiatives in favor of the development of values ​​for equality among young people. She is Director of Pedro Poveda Chair on the History of the Teresian Association.

0530-1On Sunday, May 29, newspaper ABC Seville published an interview with Consuelo Flecha, which may be found (in Spanish) at  Consuelo Flecha: «Los lobbies masculinos siguen existiendo; los vemos en las empresas y la política».

The article event on all the awards may be found at Cristina Hoyos, Plácido Domingo y Manuel Losada Villasante, nuevos «hijos» de Sevilla