O projeto educativo e o plano anual de atividades
: documentos em articulação na gestão estratégica das escolas

  • Carla Maria Simplício Brinca Trinca (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Educational Project and the Annual Plan of Activities are two interrelated school’s documents which support its autonomy. These documents, with a long tradition in schools, have been written in legislation for more than 20 years, however, schools were never told what was the best way to do and develop it. The Educational Project and the Annual Plan of Activities reveal some kind of features that promote a management strategic and their efficacy are improved, as long as schools find how to get a high degree of coordination between both. This study is focused on the issues of how school articulates Education Project and Annual Plan of Activities and uses both as instruments of management guided by strategic principles. In terms of methodology, it is based on a qualitative approach: the case study. Two schools, with different typologies, were the research field and the interview, the questionnaire survey and document analysis were the instruments of data collection that were used in the empirical study. Although we had studied two different types of schools, the data do not indicate significant differences between both. We found that the linkage degree between Education Project and the Annual Plan of Activities is not very high and so, both schools aren’t exploring the potential of these documents which is compromising the management strategic. The Annual Plan of Activities doesn’t operationalize the Educational Project and coordination between the two documents does not seem to be achieved. Stands out in this study, a high degree of disagreement between what is written in the law, the documents analyzed and the teachers’ speech.
Date of Award28 Feb 2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Maria de Almeida (Supervisor)


  • Educational Project
  • Annual Plan of Activities
  • Educational organization
  • Instruments of school autonomy
  • Strategic Management


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação: Administração e Organização Escolar

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