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Webinar Education at a Glance – Inequalities in Higher Education in Portugal and Brazil | 6 December | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM


This webinar, hosted by SPCE-SEC- Section of Comparative Education of the Portuguese Society of Educational Sciences in partnership with OP.Edu, will promote a discussion on inequalities in higher education in Portugal and Brazil with reference to the most recent OECD report Education at a Glance 2022.

Several indicators reveal the existence of these inequalities at different levels, from participation and completion rates, expenditure on education and its weight in household budgets, student support, to the social benefits of education.

The webinar will start with a brief historical overview of Education at a Glance by Professor António Teodoro (Universidade Lusófona), followed by the presentations of Professor Leandro Almeida (Universidade do Minho) and Professor Claisy Marinho (Universidade de Brasília) and then a discussion with the public.

The webinar will take place on 6 December, at 4.30 PM, via Zoom:        
Meeting ID: 920 0020 8196
Password: 472606

April 25 50 Years: Looking into the Past, Thinking about the Future | Educational system and the fulfilment of April: contributions to mitigate socioeducational inequalities | November 24 – ONLINE – 6:00 PM


The second colloquium of the Cycle April 25 50 Years: Looking into the Past, Thinking about the Future, will take place on November 24 at 6:00 PM, under the theme Education system and the fulfilment of April: contributions to mitigate socioeducational inequalities.

“April was a dream and continues to be a project for social justice. An educational system that is effective in mitigating socioeconomic inequalities is a fundamental pillar of that project”

In this Colloquium, OP.Edu invites researchers Gil Nata, Tiago Neves, Hélder Ferraz and Andreia Correia from the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUP) who, based on research and findings on issues of socioeducational (in)justice that they have been carrying out for several years, will discuss in a Colloquium open to the public, concrete solutions to make our education system more fair and equitable. They will focus, specifically, on the issues of grade inflation and access to higher education, the Portuguese compensatory education policy (TEIP) and the referral to professional paths, and the consequences for equity of different monitoring and accountability instruments in the educational system. In this way, they will be in their words, “giving our (small) contribution to help fulfil April”.

The Colloquium will also include the participation of  Teresa Teixeira Lopo (OP.Edu-CeiED) in the Opening and Rui Gomes (OP.Edu-CES), who will be responsible for the Moderation of the debate.

The event, organized by OP.Edu with the collaboration of  the Citizen Science Doctoral College – CeiED (CDCC), will be held and broadcast online.

Participation in the Colloquium is free, but prior registration is required at: https://forms.gle/r2VssSuMAwaqbd758

With this Colloquium taking place on November 24,  in pursuit of its mission to disseminate and share scientific knowledge, OP.Edu joins the celebration of the National Day of Scientific Culture created in honor of professor, science communicator and researcher Rómulo de Carvalho.

Roundtable | Anti-Opressive Education Practices | Coimbra CES Alta – Room 1 | November 8 | 10:00 AM-13:00 PM

It will take place on the November 8, in CES Alta – Room 1 – starting at 10:00 AM – the Roundtable Anti-Opressive Education Practices

This roundtable intends to promote a dialogue about teaching practices based on an anti-oppressive conception of education. It will be a space to debate pedagogical practices that challenge the hierarchies that maintain social inequalities through unequal power relations and that, therefore, seek to confront injustices that marginalize and harm individuals and social groups.

The roundtable will start with an initial presentation on some examples of anti-oppressive educational proposals developed in the context of a doctoral research project. Afterwards we will discuss the urgent need to expand and consolidate anti-oppressive educational practices in a more global context.

Additional information on this event can be found here

April 25 50 Years: Looking into the Past, Thinking about the Future | Experiences of Popular Education: The Centre of Studies on Education and Culture (C.E.E.C., Porto) | 27 October – 3:00 PM


The first Colloquium of the Cycle April 25 50 Years: Looking into the Past, Thinking about the Future will take place on October 27, at 3:00 PM, at the Aljube Museum – Resistência e Liberdade, under the theme Experiences of Popular Education: The Centre of Studies Education and Culture (C.E.E.C., Porto).

The period of democratic transition in Portugal, particularly between 25 April 1974 and 25 November 1975, was marked by a strong perception of utopian experience that included the educational field. In order to deepen the democratic process, it was necessary to develop various forms of participation, namely through the education of adults, enhancing their greater involvement in the new political life of the country. In this sense, besides initiatives of a more state-oriented nature, various experiences of popular education with local organisation were developed, promoted by neighbourhood committees, workers’ committees and other associative organisations with a focus on the cultural field.

In this Colloquium, hosted by Inês Vieira, we will discuss one of these experiences, the Centre Centre of Studies Education and Culture (C.E.E.C.), which operated in Porto during the democratic transition period. In addition to the available documentation on the C.E.E.C. (the Centre’s bulletins and newspaper, press articles), José Ferreira will share memories of his experience as an active member of the C.E.E.C. during its operation, situating literacy initiatives in the set of local activities and dynamics of this organisation, from cultural animation of residents’ committees to actions in the struggle for housing and occupations for the creation of socio-educational facilities.

Participation in the Colloquium is free, but limited to the availability of places and with prior registration at: https://forms.gle/4KDn9XjWmgaRZWMM7