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A Teacher Training Institution of Elementary Education in Coimbra (1942-1974)


The article focuses on the Elementary Teaching Training School of Coimbra (EMPC) (1942-1974). It is a cross-section of a wider research on public institutions of Elementary Teaching Training in Coimbra, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Using archives, the memory and the museum, we studied spaces and architectural structure, the pedagogical and didactic fields and the socio-cultural dimension. Data triangulation allowed us to define the pedagogical model of EMPC. We highlight dimensions of change and permanence, as well as rupture (and conformity) between the norm and the social practices.

Teacher Training; Elementary Level Teaching; Estado Novo

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