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Araújo, Helena C.; Macedo, Eunice; Santos, Sofia A.; Doroftei, Alexandra O. – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses Early School Leaving (ESL) as a phenomenon that is identified in the EU and European countries such as Portugal as being the result of school disaffection that can be associated with social and educational problems. The relevance of this problem at the European level is highlighted by the large number of European guidelines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Amorim, José Pedro – European Journal of Education, 2018
Increasing mature students' access to higher education (HE) is a worldwide priority. In Portugal, the 23+ policy which was launched ten years ago opened HE to these students. A critical analysis of eight years' data on the universe of mature candidates in HE in Portugal shows that this "opening" varies in inverse ratio to the social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Carvalho, Luís Miguel; Costa, Estela; Gonçalves, Catarina – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article describes and discusses what happens when knowledge for policy generated within PISA is received by its target audience: what have the Portuguese policy actors been doing with PISA data and analysis when they consider, express and justify their choices? Drawing on previous and current studies, using interview materials and formal and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Teixeira, Pedro; Koryakina, Tatyana – European Journal of Education, 2016
In the last decades, European higher education systems have been experiencing an unprecedented expansion, which created significant financial and political challenges. At the same time, we have seen a shift in attitudes towards public higher education that has promoted new ways of funding this sector. This context has led to major changes in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Sin, Cristina; Saunders, Murray – European Journal of Education, 2014
The non-binding nature of the Bologna Declaration and loose policy-making and implementation through the open method of coordination (OMC) have led to varied national responses to the Bologna Process. The OMC has allowed countries room for manoeuvre to interpret Bologna policy and attach different degrees of importance to it. Looking at the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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Fonseca, Madalena; Dias, Diana; Sá, Carla; Amaral, Alberto – European Journal of Education, 2014
Access to higher education in Portugal is governed by a quota system (numerus clausus). The purpose of this article is to answer two questions: First, how does the "numerus clausus" system shape the demand for medical studies? Second, how do non-enrolled medical candidates influence the global allocation system and generate waves of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Quotas, Medical Education
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Veiga, Amélia; Rosa, Maria João; Dias, Diana; Amaral, Alberto – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article analyses the impacts of the Portuguese quality assurance system on academic cultures, using the Cultural Theory proposed by Douglas (1970, 1982) and developed by Thompson, Ellis and Wildavsky (1990) as an explanatory framework for Portuguese academics' preference formation in relation to quality assessment. The Portuguese higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Culture
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Sin, Cristina – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article aims to describe how academics in England, Denmark and Portugal understand the Bologna Process, their attitudes towards the initiative, and how understandings and attitudes determine action. It shows how contextually and culturally determined academic understandings, expectations, preferences, priorities and constraints are key…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Veiga, Amelia – European Journal of Education, 2012
Government policies are central factors shaping the environment of higher education institutions. European governments have included in their higher education political strategies the principal goal of implementing the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The perceptions that key actors of higher education institutions (HEIs) have about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, International Cooperation
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Tavares, Orlanda; Ferreira, Jose Brites – European Journal of Education, 2012
The student population is becoming increasingly diversified and heterogeneous. In a climate of decreasing traditional enrolments in the Portuguese higher education system and increasing competition for students, it becomes essential to understand the reasons and motivations that attract students to higher education and which are the more relevant…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Machado, Maria de Lourdes; Brites, Rui; Magalhaes, Antonio; Sa, Maria Jose – European Journal of Education, 2011
Higher education is a mainstay in the development and support of the economic, social and cultural development of the global society. Throughout history, academic institutions have sought to respond to the demands of endlessly changing and evolving environmental conditions. However, in the 21st century, a number of significant factors are changing…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Development
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Cardoso, Sonia; Carvalho, Teresa; Santiago, Rui – European Journal of Education, 2011
A progressive attempt to replace traditional public administration values and concepts by others that are closer to private management can be observed in the replacement of the service user concept by that of consumer or client. This redefinition's more implicit or explicit intent is to increase consumers'/clients' status, their capacity to choose…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Public Administration
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Pons, Xavier – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article synthesises some findings of an international research project called "Know&Pol" to question the effects of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on the public debate in three European countries (France, Portugal and Scotland). Using a political science approach, it shows that Pisa did not…
Descriptors: Political Science, Foreign Countries, Research Projects, Sociology
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Rosa, Maria Joao; Amado, Diana; Amaral, Alberto – European Journal of Education, 2009
For many years the Portuguese Ministry of Education used a funding formula to allocate the State budget to public higher education institutions. Some of its major objectives were higher enrolments and allocation equity. As the expenditure on salaries was a major component of the budget, the formula was supposed to force convergence to established…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Universities, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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