RURAL EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL AS STUDY OBJECT: POSSIBILITIES OF CONCEPTUAL SPECIFICATIONS (1990-2018)

2019-10-02T02:46:39Z (GMT) by Flávio Reis Santos Magda Valéria Silva

ABSTRACT The objectives of this article are to contextualize rural education as an object of study and to point out possible definitions about rural education in Portugal during the second half of the 20th century for the first two decades of the 21st century. In order to materialize the study, we undertake review and analysis of the Portuguese bibliographic production on the subject, since we understand that scientific articles, theses, dissertations, books and other documents are an inexhaustible source of information, which allows the investigator to examine them in depth to find inconsistencies and disagreements about the object studied. We note that rural education should have as principle the reinforcement of the bonds of belonging and resistance of local populations through specific educational activities for the effective construction of knowledge, with a view to promoting and guaranteeing the right to education and schooling, practice and dissemination of cultures and collective economic development of rural populations.