A política municipal de educação como influenciadora e reguladora dos projetos educativos dos agrupamentos de Guimarães

  • Flávio Romeu de Sousa Freitas (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This professional activity report, drawn in the context of the Master’s Degree in
Educational Sciences - School Administration and Organization, aims to reflect on how
Guimarães Town Council’s plans and strategies are part of its local educational policy
and the way they are reflected on its Educational Project Guimarães Educational City.
This report also intends to show how this educational project entails each school of this
municipality through a variety of projects and actions which are part of the Town
Council’s educational policy.
It starts with a brief reference to two organizational models, and then it focus on the
development of the decentralization process in Education, as far as the municipal
competencies are concerned. The evolutional process of decentralization was quite
controversial, with different perspectives which depended on the different national
governments. The Town Council developed and implemented its educational project
supported by these decentralization competencies.
On one hand, this report also intends to portray the Town Council based on a
geographical, historical, economical and social description and on the other hand, to
substantiate the conceptualization of the educational project which is based on three
pillars: Guimarães Green City, City of Culture and Knowledge and World Heritage City.
The educational project of this Town Council also pays particular attention to a very
important issue: social equality and inclusion. Central projects and actions, which were,
and are being carried out, will be presented for each of these three axes.
Nevertheless, and due to these pandemic times we’ve been living in, it was necessary to
the Town Council to readapt and redefine strategies and priorities in the educational
area. Therefore it is also important to refer the main adopted measures to answer the
students’ needs in such hard and uncertain times.

Date of Award4 Mar 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorCarlos Estevão (Supervisor)


  • Decentralization
  • Competencies
  • Education
  • Educational project
  • Guimarães Town Council


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação: Administração e Organização Escolar

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