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The second of two programmes about Education in Portugal explores some of the effects of the changes after April 25th 1974, first in a village primary school in the conservative north, and then in ...a large pilot comprehensive school in an industrial area of Porto. The management of the school, student representation and classroom practice are all examined. Teacher training before and after April 25 is discussed and sure of the difficulties now encountered in using the traditional system are examined. The present (early 1977) Minister of Education, Sottomayor Cardia points out the manpower planning background to current educational philosophy but adult popular education which expanded (with government help) during the Provisional Government is seen to be under threat by examing the experience at the ex-mining village of San Pedro da Corva, The film ends with a montage and one of the fundamental questions of education in contemporary Portugal, what should be the role of schooling? posed.
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Module code and title: E202, Schooling and society
Item code: E202; 11
First transmission date: 09-10-1977
Published: 1977
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Duration: 00:24:00
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Producer: Edward Milner
Contributors: Roger Dale; Alberto Melo
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Directive Council; Group work; Miners revolutionary Centre; Oliveira Martins; Ribeiro dos Santos; San Pedro da Corva; Sandim; Teacher-training
Footage description: The programme opens with Ribeiro dos Santos, Head of Teacher Training, describing in interview some of the broad educational changes since the revolution of April 1974. Film of the village, and primary school of Sandin, where the old teaching methods are still in use. The headmistress explains why. Shots of a large comprehensive school, Oliveira Martins, in Oporto. The school is briefly described by Milner in voiceover. A student describes pupil representation at the school, and film of its Directive Council is shown. Milner describes the school administration in voice over. The school president adds to this description in interview. Film of a biology class in progress at Oliveira Martins, over which Milner describes new teaching methods. The biology teacher is interviewed about these methods. Shots of new methods in use at Estremoz school electrical workshop. Students and the president from Oliviera Martins comment on competition and authority at the school. Film of a teacher using old fashioned methods to teach English to trainee teachers. The teacher explains his approach in interview. Ribeiro dos Santos describes the ideal new role of the teacher trainer. New methods are seen in an English lesson at Oliveiro Martins, and Santos contrasts these methods with the Old. Teachers give their views on the changes, and Santos describes how an uncompromising teacher came to be removed. Brief interview with the Minister of Education, who argues for schools producing people suitable for different levels of employment. Extracts from film recreating the 1974 revolution as it happened in the small mining town of San Pedro da Corva occur throughout this sequence. Milner describes the creation and aims of the Miners Revolutionary Centre and its museum. He also describes the closure of adult education projects in certain areas, and concludes by outlining two conflicting trends in Portugese education.
Master spool number: 6HT/72589
Production number: 6HT72589
Videofinder number: 3424
Available to public: no