Evolución en una década de los intereses curriculares de padres y alumnos por las distinas materias del currículum escolar

  1. José Miguel Perona Andres
  2. Alejandro Prieto Ayuso
  3. Pedro Gil Madrona
  4. Isabel María Gómez Barreto
Psicología y educación: presente y futuro
  1. Juan Luis Castejón Costa (coord.)

Publisher: [Madrid] : Asociación Científica de Psicología y Educación (ACIPE), 2016

ISBN: 978-84-608-8714-0

Year of publication: 2016

Pages: 2005-2011

Congress: Congreso Internacional de Psicología y Educación (8. 2016. Alicante)

Type: Conference paper


The aim of the study was to determine the interest of parents and students for different subjects in the school curriculum in Primary and Secondary. The procedure has been a replication of a study did by Gil Madrona and Contreras Jordán (2003). The study has been made in three schools in Tobarra (Albacete). The sample was composed by 281 students (150 Primary students, 46 Secondary students and 85 parents). The information was collected through a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The results indicate that students gives more importance to their training in the areas of Mathematics, English, Science and Language. On the other hand, Physical Education, Mathematics and Science are the most interesting areas for the students. In relation to parents, the most interesting areas for the formation of their children are Mathematics, Language and English. Those subjects who think they are more interesting for their children are Physical Education, Mathematics and Science. Finally, regarding the comparison of these results with those obtained thirteen years ago, there are similarities such as mathematics are considered the most important and the most attractive Physical Education. On the contrary, Physical Education has fallen one place, becoming the 5th most relevant to their training, and English has risen in value positions. In conclusion, the need for reflection by teachers highlighted so that students are aware of the importance of all curricular areas for training without decreasing motivation and interest.