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ERIC Number: EJ861979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
First Impressions of the Reorganisation of the School Network in Portugal
Ferreira, Jorge Miguel Fonseca Pinto
European Journal of Education, v44 n4 p559-568 Dec 2009
The aim of this study is to provide a retrospective on the reorganisation of the school network in Portugal between 2005 and 2007. Underlying measures predicted the closure of approximately 2000 primary schools, mainly situated in rural areas. This is a current topic of considerable controversy considering the reform which is being implemented and the fact that relatively little work has been carried out in this area. The research comes from an exploratory study which took place between February and November 2007. The conclusions were presented at the Congress of Childhood Studies (2008). The case involved 20 primary school teachers from 12 schools located in rural areas. The main results show clear differences between what the central administration and teachers are saying. Teachers question improvements to the quality of teaching, since no changes were found in teaching-learning conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal