Maria sá

Maria sá
Centre For Research In Higher Education Policies

Ph.D in Studies in Higher Education

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
February 2006 - present
Centre For Research In Higher Education Policies
Position
  • Researcher
Education
May 2009 - May 2017
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Higher Education
September 1993 - May 1998
University of Minho
Field of study
  • Education

Publications

Publications (93)
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Digitalization is unstoppable and takes place in all domains of human life. One of the areas in which this digitalization has profound implications is organizations, understood as coordinated collective units open to the external environment and that are based on and justified by the fulfillment of purposes that would not otherwise be fulfilled, an...
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The growing digitalization that is taking place in most current societies, shaping a super-smart society - such as, for example, the aimed Society 5.0 - raises profound implications in the learning that the higher education context should foster, and which is summarized in the following question: what kind of skills should be taught and how? This p...
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The pandemic caused by COVID-19 (either through its direct effects by the disease it causes or the measures taken in an attempt to control its spread) had, and still has, a profound effect at several levels beyond the medical, such as the economic and social, political, scientific, psychological, educational, legal and religious levels, among other...
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This paper aims to discuss the importance of trust in higher education management and organizational culture, in some of its advantages but also limitations. Received: 23 September 2021 / Accepted: 11 November 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022
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Students' integration into the environment of the higher education institution (HEIs) is a shared concern found in the literature. This notion of integration is particularly relevant in the first year in higher education, when students face increased difficulties of adapting to a new environment, being the year when a higher number of students drop...
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The academic publication takes on an increasingly relevant place to shape, on the one hand, the scholar’s prestige, and on the other, the prestige of the institution to which he or she is attached. In addition, academic publishing is vital for the development of scientific knowledge and the contribution to the community. This paper analyzes several...
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The digitalization of societies, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is an unstoppable process. This paper seeks to answer the question: what post-COVID-19 digital competences are needed for a sustainable society? It also aims to analyze the digitalization processes in education for shaping a sustainable digital society. A bibliographic search wa...
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The Indian academic system is in a period of rapid transition, evidenced by the increasing number of higher education institutions, students and academics. However, very few studies have explored academics’ research productivity and the various factors influencing it. Even those few studies have largely ignored the influences of indigenous factors...
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In this article, the authors analyze the current situation in Portugal, in terms of the relationship between basic education and higher education, focusing on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic in these processes. Moreover, this piece also addresses the quality of student preparation in basic education for a positive and successful experience i...
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In today’s world, digitalization, the virtual and being permanently online become normality, corresponding to individuals’ current and future expectations, with an increasing impact, without forgetting those excluded from this reality (digital divide). Society 5.0 seeks to foster this reality. As a concept initially political-ideological, Society 5...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is, currently, the focus of all personal and collective actions at the social, cultural, economic, political and religious levels, among other dimensions of human life. This Letter to the Editor focuses on the overwhelming existence of fake news directly related to COVID-19, which permeate social networks and even the media, w...
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The production and presentation for public discussion of an end-of-programme project, thesis or dissertation are unavoidable elements for the conclusion of academic training in study programmes of various levels, namely bachelor’s, master’s and PhD. Although these end-of-programme projects may take on various forms, as well as different levels of d...
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Internationalization in higher education seems to be an unavoidable process, albeit temporarily limited by the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease of 2019) pandemic. Specifically, internationalization of the curriculum in the context of higher education is a dimension of this internationalization that is less valued in published studies. This paper, thro...
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This study explores the various factors that influence female academics to be able to conduct research and publish in a developing country scenario, specifically India. This ongoing study focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Quality Education, SDG5: Gender Equality and SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Development by looking at South India...
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The overall common thread of this e-Book is education in general and higher education in particular. At a time of profound changes in the educational arena and across society at large, thinking higher education and its dynamics is paramount. This e-Book gathers five selected articles published by the authors between 2018 and 2020 that tackle, analy...
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The objective of this concept paper focuses on the relevance of the analytical potential of Social Sciences for understanding the multiple implications and challenges posed by the COVID-19 contagion–pandemic dyad. This pandemic is generating a global threat with a high number of deaths and infected individuals, triggering enormous pressure on healt...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound consequences on the social, economic and cultural life at the global level. The educational dimension has also been affected in the schools’ regular functioning, with the temporary closure of educational institutions, as well as the impediment of face-to-face classes. This perspective paper aims to add to the...
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The academic/scientific publication in Open Access is already a current practice with several advantages, and the trend is that it will continue to be adopted worldwide by academics and researchers to disseminate the results of their work among the scientific community and the public at large. At a time when Open Access is not only unavoidable but...
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The need to demonstrate high organisational efficiency has become central. In this context, organisational assessment becomes a critical element, although the specificities of each organisation are indisputable and have to be considered in their assessment. This paper aims to reflect on a specific type of diagnostic assessment – SWOT (Strengths, We...
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The literature on higher education student success offers a considerable set of definitions of this concept, reflecting its semantic polysemy. This is understandable, inasmuch that the highly competitive environment where higher education institutions operate requires that they constantly seek legitimation and competitive advantage based on their s...
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The academic editor has been, and still is, the gatekeeper of peer-reviewed scientific publications, by being whom, ultimately, defines whether or not a manuscript can be published. At a time of profound transformation in the context of scientific publication (digital publishing, open access, preprint, open peer review,...) and the expectations, in...
Conference Paper
This research study explores female academics’ opportunities to conduct research in a developing country scenario, specifically India and how cultural factors influence it. This study looks at South India’s engineering academics: to identify and explore the essential factors influencing their employment, opportunities to conduct research (OCR) and...
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The emergence of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the end of 2019 changed the face of the world. Deep consequences are being felt across the whole world at all levels. This opinion piece aims to provide a picture of the Portuguese educational scenario, specifically the impact of COVID 19 in education and government measures to miti�gate i...
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At a time of great dynamism among publishers of scientific publications, with the inevitability of Open Access and the ease of publishing online at low cost, it is possible to find publications with different levels of scientific respectability. In this context, the improvement of the quality of scholarly publications emerges as a critical element...
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Social media, including digital social networks, runs through a large part of society. This position paper analyses the social media centrality in identity (re)construction in higher education, seeking to add to the understanding of the social media’s role in the identity, both in the individual dimension – of several higher education actors (acade...
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The transition from high school to higher education assumes a major role in high adolescence and it is presumed as a very pleasant life experience to students. Nevertheless, the impact of such transition cannot be predicted with accuracy, as it is mediated, not only by students' psychosocial variables but also by their expectations. In fact, the qu...
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Academic conferences have always been privileged spaces and moments for the dissemination of new scientific knowledge, as well as for social interaction and for the establishment and development of social networks among scientists. However, the virtual dimension of conferences, in which individuals are not physically present in the same place, begi...
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Conducting and publishing research is a very important aspect of any Higher Education System. In India, despite the rapid increase in the number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), students and staff, very few studies have been conducted investigating how various factors influence academics’ Research Productivity (RP), especially exploring the...
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Our poster looks at how despite the cultural disadvantages, female academics in S.India's engineering institutions have same research productivity as their male counterparts. The study is based on my work: Bakthavatchaalam, V. P. (2018). Motivation to conduct research in a rapidly evolving academic environment: Study of Coimbatore’s engineering ins...
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The Special Issue of the journal Sustainability-The importance of Sociology of Education for a sustainable future, aims to offer a contribution to the deepening of the relationship between the Sociology of Education and sustainability. There are seven published papers that, to a greater or lesser degree, problematize this relationship. This editori...
Research Proposal
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/education/special_issues/Academic_Intervention
Preprint
Sustainability, sustainable development and education for sustainable development are increasingly central concepts, both in social practice and in the field of scientific knowledge. Sociology, and in particular Sociology of Education as a specialised Sociology, can provide relevant contributions in its promotion. This article aims to explore the i...
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The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in o...
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Este trabalho tem como objetivo destacar o processo de ensino e aprendizagem no ensino superior (ES) como um espaço privilegiado para a (re)afirmação da autonomia acadêmica e construção da autonomia profissional. Para tanto, congrega uma reflexão sobre fatores que afetam o (in)sucesso de estudantes no ES e duas experiências formativas – uma que cen...
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Family has an undeniable influence upon the career construction of higher education (HE) students, since it is a primary source of their socialisation. This article presents a qualitative analysis of 30 interviews conducted with first-year students, aimed at understanding the relationship between family sociocultural status and career choice and th...
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The ‘initiation rituals’ of new students in Portuguese Higher Education are viewed as a lever for group cohesion. Using the group dynamics perspective as a theoretical view, this paper reflects on hazing as an initiation ritual that supports and maintains groups by encouraging cognitive, behavioural and emotional processes of social dependency. For...
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Family has an undeniable influence upon the career construction of college students, since it is a primary source of their socialization. This article presents a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with students, aimed at understanding the relationship between family social-cultural status and academic choice and the perceived meaning in t...
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Background: Literature draws attention to the relationships between the initial experiences of students as they begin their higher education and how they fare subsequently. In Portugal, the new student’s reception is ritualised by tradition, and involves the organisation of an entire integration ceremony (known as praxe) proposed by peers. This pap...
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Transition to Higher Education (HE) is a significant life event and it is supposed to be a very agreeable experience to students. However, such impact is not linear, being mediated by students' psychosocial variables and by their own perceptions concerning the HE environment. Transition to HE encompasses many tasks to cope with changes: dealing wit...
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Portuguese higher education is changing, with a significant impact on academic careers, reinforcing the academic ‘estate’. The focus of this paper is the analysis not only of the gender differences per se, but it also relates them to other variables such as the higher education subsystem, career positioning, the sociocultural background and having...
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Situando o estudante do ensino superior num percurso desenvolvimental que medeia a adolescência e a adultez, a construção da identidade assume‑se como uma tarefa desenvolvimental de referência. Focalizando a análise no desenvolvimento psicossocial do jovem adulto e usando como referencial teórico a conceptualização do ofício de aluno apresentada po...
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The process of transition from high school to higher education might be viewed as a continuum of learning new codes of conduct that guide the exercise of a (re)new(ed) student craft. This article presents a qualitative analysis of the results of interviews conducted with students, focusing on the need for students to trigger a set of adaptive skill...
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Higher education is a mainstay in the development and support of the economic, social and cultural development of the global society. Throughout history, academic institutions have sought to respond to the demands of endlessly changing and evolving environmental conditions. However, in the 21st century, a number of significant factors are changing...
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Trajectories and identities of primary teachers in Portugal : from initial education to reality With the objective of studying the role of pre-service teacher education and of professional practice in the current identity of Portuguese primary teachers, the results of the analysis of 40 biographical interviews with teachers trained at 4 different p...