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See detailHigher Education in Portugal in the Last Decades: Old Trends, Recent Challenges
Almeida, António; Alves, Natália; Marques, Marcelo UL et al

in SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings (2014)

In this paper we analyze the evolution of Higher Education in the last three decades and the effects of the recent Portuguese economic crisis, officially started at 2011 with the intervention of ... [more ▼]

In this paper we analyze the evolution of Higher Education in the last three decades and the effects of the recent Portuguese economic crisis, officially started at 2011 with the intervention of International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission. Based on the statistical data produced by national and international organizations we show that the process of “massification” of higher education in Portugal is late compared with other European countries – it only started in the middle eighties - and it did not question the elitist character of this educational level. We also argue that the present economic crisis may contribute to strengthen it elitist character. [less ▲]

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See detailStrangers in the Classroom? Learning ways of being and teaching in Education and Training Courses in Portugal
Alves, Natália; Marques, Marcelo UL; Guimarães, Paula et al

in SGEM2014 Conference on Psychology and Psychiatry, Sociology and Healthcare, Education, Volume: Vol. 2 (2014)

This paper discusses the social representation and the teacher identity in Education and Training Courses, one of the most discredit and stigmatized educational provision in Portugal which aims to combat ... [more ▼]

This paper discusses the social representation and the teacher identity in Education and Training Courses, one of the most discredit and stigmatized educational provision in Portugal which aims to combat school failure and dropout. For this purpose we interviewed 10 teachers of Education and Training Courses on three public schools in Lisbon. The findings show that teachers shared a positive social representation despite raised major problems on the functioning and on the attributes of student population. This positive view of Education and Training Courses is due to the emotional linkage that re-shapes the teacher identity and challenges the professional role and practices on a daily basis. [less ▲]

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See detailEducation and Training Courses in Portugal: another kind of schooling?
Alves, Natalia; Guimarães, Paula; Marques, Marcelo UL et al

in SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings (2014)

Positive educational discrimination measures arose as a way to overcome the effects produced by the meritocratic principle of equal access opportunities, but not of equal success opportunities. Education ... [more ▼]

Positive educational discrimination measures arose as a way to overcome the effects produced by the meritocratic principle of equal access opportunities, but not of equal success opportunities. Education and Training Courses launched in 2002 school year in Portugal are an example of this kind of educational policy measures. They aim at fighting school failure and dropout, allowing insertion into active life. Based on an online survey answered by 356 youngsters attending these courses an analysis of their social and educational attributes, the changes in their schooling process and in the relation they establish with knowledge was achieved. [less ▲]

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