Review of Inclusive Education in Portugal

The Review of Inclusive Education in Portugal provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in education in Portugal, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches. The report serves three purposes: i) to provide insights and advice to Portuguese education authorities; ii) to help other countries understand the Portuguese approach to inclusive education; and iii) to provide input for comparative analyses of the OECD Strength through Diversity project. The scope for the analysis in this report covers primary (including 1st and 2nd cycle of basic education) and secondary education (including 3rd cycle of basic education and upper secondary). The analysis in the report focuses on the following areas: i) governance and financing of inclusive education; ii) capacity building; iii) school-level interventions and iv) monitoring and evaluation. This report will be of interest in Portugal and other countries looking to improve the equity and inclusion in their education systems.

Published on March 23, 2022

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
An overview of diversity, equity and inclusion in the Portuguese education system
Governing and financing inclusive education
Developing capacity for diversity, equity and inclusion
Promoting school-level responses to student diversity
Annexes3 chapters available
The OECD Strength through Diversity project 
Composition of the review team
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