ERIC Number: EJ1024136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Relations between Catholic Schools Funded by the State and the National Educational Inspectorate in Portugal-Freedom of Education with State Funding
Melo, Rodrigo Queiroz E.
Journal of School Choice, v7 n3 p312-333 2013
This article examines the balance found in Portugal between faith-based schools' freedom of educating with a religious perspective and the State's supervisory role of schools that receive state funding (government oversight of religious State funded schools). The research is a case study of four Catholic schools entirely funded by the State. In-depth interviews were conducted with the heads of these schools and former senior officials of the National Educational Inspectorate. In a highly regulated educational system, we found the distinctive character of these schools to be self-constrained and that state funding does not add specific burdens on the schools.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Federal Aid, Government Role, Religious Education, Government School Relationship, Case Studies, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Institutional Autonomy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal