(Conselleria de Educación, Investigación Cultura y Deporte)
Conselleria de Educación, Investigación Cultura y Deporte is a department of the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana. GVA (Regional Government) with the corresponding competence in education, formal training, universities and science, and promotes cultural heritage, language policy and sport in Valencia Region (Spain). This Department is organized in central services to extend its jurisdiction to the whole area of Valencia Region.
This educational administration is responsible for non-university educational policies in the Valencia Region. This organism sets the rules and directly manages regional economic and human resources of more than 2,000 schools in the educational stages of pre-primary, primary, secondary, arts education, VET and special needs.
The Conselleria de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte main challenge in this decade is to continue approaching the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy in terms of reduction of school failure. It’s within the action plan that the Department is undertaking between the strategies promoting academic freedom and management of educational centres, always from an inclusive point of view; seeks the academic success of all students through the participation of families, internationalization, the introduction of new active methodologies in the classroom as well as the implementation of educational activities for school success.
The Teachers Training General Sub-Directorate of the Conselleria de Educación, Investigación Cultura y Deporte has recently widened its network of CEFIREs (training services). Now, they are distributed in Territorial CEFIRE and Specific CEFIRE that are either specific for the area or for the educational stage, covering all the region (Alicante, Valencia y Castellón).