Maria Antonia Barreto
Professor and Coordinator of the Leiria Polytechnic Institute,
Maria Antonia is a Professor and the Coordinator at the Leiria Polytechnic Institute’s School of Higher Education in Education and Social Sciences Studies. She is an investigator at the International Studies Center of the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal. She is currently the coordinator of various projects, one of the most relevant being The Role of Civil Society’s Organizations in Education: Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Principe’s cases. She has participated in a number of academic projects in developing countries. She is actively involved in the implementation of these systems, annually visiting various Portuguese Language countries.
Most Relevant Publications: Barreto, Maria A. (2013), II COOPEDU – Africa and the World (Book of Minutes) (II COOPEDU – Africa and the World) Óbidos: Várzea da Rainha.
Barreto, Maria A. (2005), “The Portuguese language in teaching in Guine Bissau”. In Portuguese language and development cooperation, (“Portuguese Language in teaching in Guinea-Bissau” in Portuguese Language and Cooperation for Development “) ed. Mateus, M. H. and Pereira, Teotonio (eds.). Lisbon: Colibri. Barreto, Maria A. (2001), “The concept of education for development and the educational system”. In Portuguese Autarchies – Cooperation and Development – Research on the concepts of human development, decentralized cooperation and fight against social exclusion. (“The Concept of education for the development of the educational system”, In Portuguese Municipalities – Cooperation and Development – Research on human development concepts, decentralized cooperation and the fight against social exclusion) ISBN: 972-95393-1-6. Lisbon: ACEP.