O ensino privado em Portugal
: as razões de escolha dos encarregados de educação-pais

  • Ana Maria Ferreira Pinheiro (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study aims to examine the reasons which lead parents to opt for private education for their students. In this study participated 179 caregivers of children who attend the Cultural and Recreational Association of Fornelos College - Fafe. The data was collected using the questionnaire applied to parents and guardians. The results show that the main reason selected by parents is the fact that the school present rules of discipline and children’s supervision, followed by the fact that there is an adequate and timely information about everything that happens at school. The proximity of home and school is less important for these parents. The correlations with the socio-demographic variables show that the parents’ studies and profession influence their decision making in school choices for their children.
Date of Award2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio Sousa Fernandes (Supervisor)


  • Private education
  • Reasons
  • Decision


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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