Series Arguments

Education, Globalization and Neoliberalism. The new modes of transnational regulation of education policies.

António Teodoro
Author(s) / Editor(s)
2010
Publishing year
972-8881-82-5
ISBN

Synopsis – Since the construction of modern mass education systems, which started in Europe in the transition from the 18th century to the 19th century, the school has become a central space of social integration and a training for work. In a relatively short period, the education, from an obscure domain of family life, has become a central theme of political debates at national and international levels. Understanding the processes that mark the field of education policies in recent decades constitutes the first purpose of this book. Returning to previous works, the author develops a set of arguments in which he intends to show the urgency of the construction of the epistemological and policies bases of a new common sense, able to help formulate an educational agenda for a new social block interested in boosting (and conducting) progressive policies of peace, social justice, happiness and freedom for all. As in the 1970s, we are experiencing times of bifurcation, where citizen intervention, in their different spaces, from science to the political intervention, is particularly decisive. But also in the space of education, fortune belongs to those who grasp it.


Psychology and school psychologist: profile and ethical confrontation

Ana Carita
Author(s) / Editor(s)
2012
Publishing year
978-989-8512-25-3
ISBN

Synopsis – School Psychology, as a profession, is a very recent social reality in Portugal. It was only in 1990s that it was institutionalized with the publication of the Decree Law 190/91, legally created psychology and guidance services in Portuguese Schools the n. 300/97, which formally created the career of school psychologists. Approximately 20 years after creating the SPOs and, in a certain way, the creation of the profession of school psychologist among us, we were interested in realizing what profession was built and how the profession was built in the context of those services: what professional profile helped SPOs set up for school psychologists in our country? Moreover, the youth of the profession among us justified that a comparative analysis of the Portuguese situation was undertaken with what is happening at the international level and, particularly, in some countries with a history of the profession already firmed.