Shaping ways of managing diversity in Portuguese schools, from the student's perspective

TitleShaping ways of managing diversity in Portuguese schools, from the student's perspective
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCaetano, P, Mendes, MManuela
JournalInternational Review of Sociology
Date Published2014
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03906701
KeywordsCURRICULUM , education , gypsies , Lisbon , MULTICULTURALISM , POLITICAL , PORTUGUESE , ROMANIES , secondary , Socialization , UNIVERSALISM
AbstractThis article examines the results of an empirical research project that analysed the political socialisation processes of the students at three Portuguese public secondary schools in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in 2011. Against the background of the implementation of an ‘education for citizenship’ programme in the official Portuguese school curriculum (2001), the project basically sought to know what attitudes the students mobilised in the face of a hypothetical situation involving the presence of ciganos (gypsies) in a school context. In this respect, and based on a pragmatic and comprehensive perspective, the authors attempted to test the concept of multiculturality and how it is seen and experienced by the students at these schools. They sought to answer the question: In a school context, how do students think the coexistence of gypsies and non-gypsies should be managed? The authors were able to identify and characterise four possible coexistence formats within the overall framework of a synoptic vision of the available ways of managing a multicultural experience: separation; socialisation; universalism; and co-operation. 
NotesCaetano, Pedro 1 Manuela Mendes, Maria 2,3; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 2: Centre for Studies in Sociology, Lisbon University Institute – CIES-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal 3: Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, CIAUD, Lisbon, Portugal; Source Info: Jul2014, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p325; Subject Term: EDUCATION & politics; Subject Term: ROMANIES; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: CURRICULUM frameworks; Subject Term: PORTUGUESE; Subject Term: SOCIALIZATION; Subject Term: UNIVERSALISM (Political science); Author-Supplied Keyword: gypsies; Author-Supplied Keyword: Lisbon Metropolitan Area; Author-Supplied Keyword: multiculturalism; Author-Supplied Keyword: political grammars; Author-Supplied Keyword: secondary education; Number of Pages: 20p; Illustrations: 7 Charts; Document Type: Article