Developing inclusive education in Portugal: evidence and challenges

Alves, I. , Pinto, P. C. and Pinto, T. J. (2020) Developing inclusive education in Portugal: evidence and challenges. Prospects, (doi: 10.1007/s11125-020-09504-y) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article assesses evidence of and challenges to the development of inclusive education in Portugal, which is built on three pillars: access to, participation in, and achievement in education for all children and young people. It presents an overview of the present policy framework, followed by an analysis of available statistical data on Portuguese students with disabilities in mainstream schools. The article also discusses significant achievements at the policy and practice levels, namely the attempt to align curriculum and pedagogy and the presence of almost 100% of students with disabilities in mainstream schools. It also considers challenges, such as the issue of monitoring achievement (both at the student and system level) and investments in the system and in teacher education.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alves, Dr Ines
Authors: Alves, I., Pinto, P. C., and Pinto, T. J.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Prospects
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0033-1538
ISSN (Online):1573-9090
Published Online:19 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2020
First Published:First published in Prospects 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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