Marcelo Parreira Do Amaral
Ph.D., M.A.

Areas of expertise
International Education; Comparative Education; Educational Policy Studies; Lilelong Learning; Higher Education



Parreira do
Amaral's current research focuses international educational policy and
governance issues at various levels and scales. More recently, his work
concentrated on the emergence and expansion of a Global Education Industry
(GEI) and on how it is transforming conceptualizations of ‘good’ education. His
research on (new) providers and policy actors within education aims at
analyzing the possible consequences for education research, policy and
practice. Beyond discerning particular expressions and manifestations of the
GEI phenomenon in international contexts, it also looks into the rationales,
processes and impacts of the GEI developments on education systems.

Parreira do Amaral has collaborated to and
coordinated several national and international research projects. From 2016 to
2019, he coordinated the ongoing project “YOUNG ADULLLT” (Policies Supporting
Young People in their Life Course. A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong
Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe,,
funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research Framework. Parreira
do Amaral is also member of NESET II (Network of Experts on the Social Aspects
of Education) funded by the European Commission

One focus of attention of his research lies on
understanding how education institutions and systems are impacted by the
relationships between the local, national and international levels, with a
particular attention to issues of access to and equity in education.


Last updated on 2021-09-09 at 17:22