|Author(s)||Maria Luísa Freitas & Maria Glória Solé|
|Editor||A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship|
The Comprehensive Law on the Education System (Law 46/86, published in October 14) already stresses in its general principles that the education system 'contributes to the full and balanced development of individual personalities, encouraging the education of free, responsible, autonomous and supportive citizens' (article 2, §4). It also should 'develop democratic and pluralistic ideals which embody respect for others and their ideas and is open to dialogue and free exchange of opinions, forming citizens able to constructively criticize their social system and capable of working towards its progressive transformation' (article 2, §5).