The “School for All” of today is organized by standards that confer uniformity, disregarding individual particularities. The emergence of Courses that orientate young people to a differentiated learning, of vocational nature aiming professional teaching, as Educational and Training Courses (CEF), seems the answer for the needs of those whose school has not been able to accommodate and have, therefore, been contributing to the rising of school failure and school dropout rates, in Portugal. Nevertheless and in spite of the growing number of students in these denominated CEF and its recognized effectiveness, it is generally accepted the presence of a stigma associated with this kind of Courses. Based on the current legislation, we will focus on the main aspects that regulate the creation of these courses, as well as those underlying its organization and operation.
- Education and training
- Educational and training courses (CEF)