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Describing primary schools in a small city in Portugal is an opportunity for an overall look at the evolution of schools in general as special public buildings. A look at four of the six primary schools in the city of Caldas da Rainha shows how these public buildings have evolved, what they represent to the community, and how their architecture has corresponded to changing concepts in education and demands for flexibility over the
In today’s knowledge-driven global economy, tertiary education is more important than ever to help countries achieve their economic and social goals. Education authorities from around the world will meet at an OECD conference Lisbon on 3-4 April 2008.
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In March 2007, the Portuguese government announced an ambitious plan to modernise secondary schools by improving the quality and usefulness of its teaching and learning facilities, while putting schools back into the centre of the community of which they are an integral part.
Portugal will need to invest more over the long term in its universities and other post-secondary institutions if it wants to raise attainment levels to standards similar to those of other European countries.
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This paper presents the methodology and preliminary results of a post-occupancy evaluation, which is currently being conducted at the Galopim de Carvalho School in Lisbon.
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This paper presents three experiences on evaluation projects in Portugal over the last 10 to 15 years: characteristics of existing school property; diagnosis of existing laboratories in secondary schools; and a general survey of school facilities.
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The paper is concerned with the spatial condition of school buildings and the preconditions it contains for encouraging and facilitating learning through a social, cultural and informational interface.
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This report was prepared by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
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A estrutura etária da população portuguesa, segundo os resultados provisórios do censo 2001, caracteriza-se por um predomínio dos grupos etários correspondentes à população activa, embora se verifique um aumento do peso da população com mais de 65 anos (13,6% em 1991, face a 16,44% em 2001) e uma diminuição do peso dos jovens (20% em 1991 face a 16,03% em 2001 do grupo dos 0-14 anos).
Ao longo de toda a primeira metade do século XX, a