Os apoios educativos no contexto da diferenciação pedagógica
: contextos, perplexidades, dificuldades e incertezas

  • José Alexandre de Sá Pacheco (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In a time of rapid and deep changes, the school appears to remain immutableness which is dragging it far away from reality, the heartbeat of life, the centre of political and educational decision, and the interests of pupils. Traditional forms of organization still remain “the grammar of schooling”, which has proven its inadequacy and incapacity to bring all students to school success, with their constraints and disabilities brought from their belonging context, family and social backgrounds. In fact all pupils arrive at school but then not all are successful there. Many still leave school without completing compulsory schooling. In this work we will try to understand why, including especially in the analysis the way educational support is operating. The purpose is to study how these spaces and teaching hours are helping pupils to overcome their learning difficulties. We will try to analyse how the work is structured there; understand the existing connections with the planning of the work done in educational/ disciplinary context; the role of educational structures in this planning and consequent implementation; how the diagnosis of existing problems is processed; how the educational response is used; whether or not there is pedagogical differentiation (new directions, new strategies, new methodologies, new resources/ working tools, whether there is the effective capacity of starting from the pupil’s real knowledge and his/her effective difficulties), or if standardized answers remain without taking into account the pupil´s capacity and knowledge; if there is a collective pedagogy that equalizes pupils who are different and therefore need various solutions/actions. Finally we will advance an outlook of the intervention intended to be developed in a public school and designed for students with educational pathways marked by relative weakness and inconstancy. The school that has been studied has similar characteristics to many others from the countryside, and it’s necessary to win there, on a daily basis, a number of resistances and social inconsistencies, family members and students, that withdraw from it the organically guaranteed possibility of promoting academic results marked by the success. It has, for this reason, an exemplifying dimension.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Matias Alves (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação

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