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ERIC Number: ED415968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Preschool Education in Portugal: Development, Innovation and Changes. A True Mobilising Contract.
Vasconcelos, Teresa
Changes in the preschool education system are provided for by a new federal law in Portugal, Law 5/97, Law for Preschool Education. This law calls for a new role for the State that involves fewer direct services, less bureaucracy, more efficient supervision, and a greater regulating and compensating role. The law requires parents to participate in preschool education, including participating in running the kindergartens, building a cooperative relationship with teachers and staff; and bringing input to the development of the educational process. In addition, the law considers the role of preschool education as contributing to the whole development of the child and as a support for families. The aims of preschool education and the development of curriculum guidelines are carried out through a participatory process. The development of curriculum guidelines is meant to be a "true mobilizing contract" involving hundreds of professionals. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal