Education Policy in Portugal

Jesus Maria Sousa

Abstract


The Revolution of 25 April 1974 in Portugal put an end to a forty-eight year old dictatorship, opening the country to democracy. The purpose of this article is to describe education reform from the standpoint of a country that experienced a major political transition and had to start from the very beginning to devise an education policy. Rather than merely describing the organization of the Portuguese education system, I present a condensed analysis of Portuguese education policy, as I view it, making use of indicators of the nature of an education system proposed by D'Hainaut (1980).

Keywords


Educational History; Educational Indicators; Educational Policy; Elementary Secondary Education; Foreign Countries; Policy Formation; Political Influences

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v8n5.2000

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