António Teodoro

Biographical note

António Teodoro is Professor of Sociology of Education and Comparative Education at Lusofona University, Lisbon, and Director of Institute of Education. In 1974, it was one of the young militaries that put an end to the dictatorships that shamed Europe, thus allowing the democratization of Portugal and the independence of its African colonies. Simultaneously, he actively participated in the democratization of education, first as Chief-Inspector of Primary

Education, then as leader (and co-founder) of the largest teachers’ union for nearly two decades.  Currently, Teodoro is member of the Executive Committee of World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and Chair of the Portuguese Society of Comparative Education (SPCE-SEC). Evaluator of National Science Centre, Poland, CONICYT, Chile, and Agencia I+D+i, Argentina.

António Teodoro is the Scientific Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED). As researcher, he has wide experience in conducting and participating in FCT funded projects:

  • 2018-2022, A success story? Portugal and the PISA, 2000-2015 (PTDC/CED-EDG/30084/2017);
  • 2010-2013, Public school teachers and their professional and labor associations: the reconstruction of identities and discourses (PTDC/CSSOC/ 100589/2008);
  • 2004-2006, Educating the Global Citizen: Globalization, Educational Reform and the Politics of Equity and Inclusion in 12 Countries. The Portuguese case (POCI/CED/56992/2004);
  • 2000-2004, The construction of the teaching profession in secondary education, 1947-1974. Formations, paths, identities (POCTI/CED/32564/2000).

And at international level:

  • 2016-2019, TO INN – From tradition to innovation in teacher training institutions (573685-EPP-1- 2016-1-ES-EPPKA2);
  • 2010-2013, RIAIPE 3 – Inter-University Framework Programme for Equity and Social Cohesion Policies in Higher Education (Alfa Program, EuropeAid/129877/C/ACT/Multi);
  • 2007-2010, Ibero-American Network for Education Policy Research (RIAIPE) (P606AC0236-CYTED).

His scientific production in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese has a high impact (h index 29, i10 Index 62), and is published at Routledge, Sense/Brill, Rowmann & Litlefield, or Springer, and in the most relevant Latin American publishers (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico).