Relations between Catholic schools funded by the State and the National Educational Inspectorate in Portugal-freedom of education with state funding

Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo*

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Abstract

This article examines the balance found in Portugal between faith-based schools' freedom of educating with a religious perspective and the State's supervisory role of schools that receive state funding (government oversight of religious State funded schools). The research is a case study of four Catholic schools entirely funded by the State. In-depth interviews were conducted with the heads of these schools and former senior officials of the National Educational Inspectorate. In a highly regulated educational system, we found the distinctive character of these schools to be self-constrained and that state funding does not add specific burdens on the schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-333
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of School Choice
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Catholic
  • Funding
  • School
  • State

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