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Análise Psicológica

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SIMOES, Luís  and  FARIA, Luísa. Características motivacionais e opções curriculares no Ensino Básico: educação tecnológica vs.2.a língua estrangeira. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.3, pp.417-433. ISSN 0870-8231.

This article aims to compare the motivational characteristics of 3rd cycle students (7th and 9th grades) with different curricular options (Second Foreign Language vs. Technological Education). This way, our aim is to present the Technological Education role in the 3rd cycle of the compulsive Portuguese education system, taking in consideration the existing legislation, and try to explain the reasons for the generalized negative perceptions of this curricular option. Next, our goal is to characterize the students who choose either one or the other curricular option and enhance some of the motivational and social characteristics that influence that choice and which clearly differentiate the 3rd cycle students. The results of the differential studies indicate superiority of the Second Foreign Language students in academic and non-academic self-concepts, in personal conceptions of intelligence (more dynamic), and also in their self-efficacy expectations, in comparison with Technological Education students, for both 7th and 9th graders. Finally, we try to emphasize the role of school class in the enhancement of group differences within school, institution where the right for equal opportunities in academic success is well established in the Portuguese Constitution, and where the difference should represent a way of enhancement and personal and collective development.

Keywords : Self-concept; self-efficacy; personal conceptions of intelligence; curricular options; Technological Education; Foreign Language.

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