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ERIC Number: EJ963760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
The Entrepreneurialisation of School Work as a Central Theme in Present Educational Changes: The Portuguese Case
Mesquita, Leopoldo
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v44 n2 p141-153 2012
It is assumed in this paper that the main trend in global education policies is based on an entrepreneurial model intended to submit school work to the same logic that prevails in economic systems at large. Thus, I try to recognise such a model in current educational changes in Portugal. Two paths for the entrepreneurialisation of school work were identified, both of which have a strong influence in this country. As it is the rule in a global context, slogans such as "educational excellence", "success for all", "lifelong learning" or "acquisition of essential skills" are the cornerstones of the educational policies nowadays in Portugal. The continuous improvement of school productivity appears to be the main goal of the public education system in these policies. (Contains 33 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal