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Sampaio, Marta; Leite, Carlinda – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents a study that aimed to understand the contributions of self-evaluation (SE) processes towards the development of curricular and social justice and educational improvement. The study focuses on data collected from the schools' external evaluation (SEE) process and from the TEIP programme (Educational Territories of Priority…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Justice, Intervention
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Silva, Marisa; da Silva, Sofia Marques; Araújo, Helena C – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents an analysis of school principals' perspectives on networking concerning schools and school clusters from areas of social vulnerability (Educational Territories of Priority Intervention (TEIP)) in Northern Portugal. The meanings, purpose, benefits and difficulties of networking in education are examined, based on interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Networks, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Torres, Ana Cristina; Mouraz, Ana – Improving Schools, 2015
The study followed students in their 10th year of schooling that entered a new secondary education school in order to examine their perceptions of their previous schools' work and of its relationship with the difficulties they experience when in the transition. The analysis of 155 completed questionnaires of previous students of nine basic…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Secondary Education, Questionnaires
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Cortesao, Luiza – Improving Schools, 2011
This article highlights how school can work as a "pressure cooker valve", contributing to a "controlled management" of processes of exclusion. Schools, sometimes without realizing it, simultaneously promote some practices that lead to greater inclusion and support, and others that effectively result in the exclusion of…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Instruction, Poverty, Minority Group Students