School organization and curriculum development. Satisfaction of students and academics. Educational policies. Autonomy, regulation and evaluation of schools.
Coordinating professor of the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, retired since 2017.
Professor of secondary education (1973 / 1974-1983 / 1984) in Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde and professor of higher education since 1984/1985, at the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
Has developed teaching activities: in teacher training programs, especially in the areas of organization and curriculum development, school organization and management, institutional evaluation, curriculum theory, and developing supervision activities and monitoring of pedagogical practices; in the orientation of master's and doctoral theses.
He has participated in international cooperation programs, namely in the training of teachers, school directors and inspectors (Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe).
He has developed evaluation and consulting activities, namely: a) member of external evaluation committees of pre-school and primary and secondary schools; b) external evaluator of programs of continuing teacher training centers; c) consultant of continuing teacher training programs; d) member of external evaluation committees of the National Council for the Evaluation of Higher Education; e) consultant for UNESCO (2010) - reorganization of initial training of primary and secondary school teachers in Guinea Bissau; f) evaluator of the Portuguese language program in Timor-Leste (2010); g) UNICEF consultancy (2011) - curricular reform of basic education in Guinea-Bissau.
Developed management activities in secondary education and higher education. Coordinator of several undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. President of the Scientific Council of the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Member of the Academic Council and of the General Council of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.