Being a Teacher

More focus on personal professionalism


The teacher is a central factor in the quality of education and ranks highly on all (policy) agendas. Various initiatives are being taken to strengthen the professionalism of teachers. These measures are chiefly aimed at upgrading the status and respect enjoyed by the occupational group, and less at the attitude and practice of the individual teacher. The Education Council undertakes here to explore this personal professionalism of teachers.

Isto por cá seria impensável… o que interessa é amesquinhar em geral e no particular.

Seja por actos da desgovernação, seja pelo discurso das suas âncoras opinadoras em jornais e blogues blasfémicos.

A ler, como descrição, mesmo se é o discurso oficial.

Inclusive education in The Netherlands

O reverso:

The Netherlands: interventions to counteract school segregation and facilitate integration in education

Anexo útil, para quem tenha acesso:

International perspectives on countering school segregation

Our data show that segregation by immigrant status in primary schools is already high in the Netherlands – and as high or higher than in many cities in the U.S. – and that segregation continues to rise in many cities despite little or no increase in the proportion of immigrants in the school age population. Although a number of efforts have been initiated to reduce segregation, especially in the countries largest cities, these efforts have thus far shown little success.


Whatever their role in creating the problem, however, the twin aspects of freedom of education – the right of parents to choose their child’s school and the operational autonomy afforded to schools – make it is very difficult for the Dutch to do anything about their high levels of school segregation. Any proposal to reduce segregation, whether through voluntary agreements among schools or governmental policies, will inevitably involve a trade-off with a deeply held Dutch value.

Ou seja, quando o alto valor da liberdade parental entra em choque e contradição com outros valores (serão mesmo menores?) como os da igualdade de acesso, da equidade e da justiça social, para ficarmos só por estes, mais evidentes.

Deve a liberdade dos mais fortes manter-se cristalizada à custa da subordinação dos mais fracos?

Private Education Provision and Public Finance – The Netherlands

Harry Anthony Patrinos


It is required that primary and secondary schools receiving public funds must be not-for-profit. Nevertheless, school boards are able to retain surplus earnings. There are a few for-profit schools, representing less than 1 percent of total enrollments (Hirsch 2002), but they are too small to receive government funds.

Os carros de alta cilindrada talvez sejam mais raros do que cá.

O estudo é do Banco Mundial e é de 2010.