The crossroads of social education and school forms a recurring theme in pedagogical literature. In the case of Andalusia, the incorporation in 2007 of social educators in schools updated discussions around this subject matter. In this paper, which forms part of a broader study on the impact of this professional on the Andalusian educational system, a review of the state of affairs is proposed; such as, an analysis of the most relevant issues that emerge from the literature, focusing on the sphere and functions of these professionals. We understand that for social educators, the functions to be performed are closely linked to the contexts where they carry out their work and the people to which its action is directed. We therefore consider it important that, when reflecting on this professional in schools, it must be done so in relation to their functions. An overview is made of the main practical and regulatory background, as well as an analysis of the existing legislation, focusing on the Autonomous Region of Andalusia. The addition of these professionals, as we can see, means a rethinking of the professional culture of schools. The paper finishes proposing some aspects to debate and a series of after inquiry future lines.
Sierra Nieto, J. E., Vila Merino, E. S., Caparrós Martín, E., & Martín Solbes, V. M. (2017). Rol y funciones de los educadores y las educadoras sociales en los centros educativos andaluces. Análisis y reflexiones. Revista Complutense de Educacion, 28(2), 479–495. https://doi.org/10.5209/rev_RCED.2017.v28.n2.49542