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OECD thematic review of early childhood education and care: Portugal reports

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Publication Date: 
5 Sep 1991

Documents available in print for order (see SOURCE) and online for download.

Background report in pdf: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6

Country note in pdf

About the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC and Portugal's participation:

Invited by the participating countries, OECD expert teams evaluate each country's policy, programs and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries publish a background report describing current policy and practice, and outline the challenges that ECEC policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD publishes a country note that discusses the issues observed, and suggests solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.

Portugal was the fourth country to host an OECD review team visit as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit, a background report on ECEC policy in Portugal was prepared by the Departamento da Educação Básica, Ministério da Educação. After analysis of the background report, a review team consisting of OECD Secretariat members and experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited Portugal from April 26 to May 5, 1999. The Portugal country note was published in January 2000.