Ana Maria Pires Correia is Associate Professor and Director of the Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education.
Ana Correia developed her career as a schoolteacher in Portugal and Macau before joining the University of Saint Joseph (formerly Inter-University Institute of Macau). She holds a PhD in Education, summa cum laude, from the Inter-University Institute of Macau-Catholic University of Portugal (awarded 2008), a Master of Education, a Teacher Certificate from the Macau Youth and Education Bureau and a Licentiate in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon.
Ana Correia joined the USJ in 2010 and in 2014 was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education. In 2016 was promoted to Associate Professor and in April 2017 was appointed Dean of the newly created School of Education. Ana Correia was a key contributor to the design and development of the USJ Bachelor of Education and led the creation of other educational programmes such as the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and the Master of Education. She is currently the module leader for the following programmes: Qualitative Research Methods (PhD programme), Curriculum Design and Development (MEd programme), Research Methods in Education (MEd programme) and Classroom Organisation and Management (BED).
Her research interests range from educational leadership, gender studies in education, inclusive education, classroom management, culturally responsive teaching and philosophical inquiry.
She welcomes PhD candidates interested in developing qualitative research in the following areas:
Inclusive education - policies and practices
Behavioural challenges in the classroom
Gender studies in education
Philosophy for children
Books & book chapters
Correia. A. (2020). A figura feminina na ficção de Senna Fernandes: identidade, subalternidade e agência. In O Macaense. Identidade e cultura e quotidiano. Lisboa: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 51-62.
Correia, Ana, Couzens, Donna, Carrie, Ho Ka Lee (eds) (2019). Perspectives on inclusion. University of Saint Joseph: Macau.
Correia, Ana, Tchiang, Van Man (2019). Principal perspectives. In Ana Correia, Donna Couzens & Ho Ka Lee Carrie, Perspectives on Inclusion. University of Saint Joseph: Macau.
Correia, Ana, Fernandes, Clara, Maia, João Sampaio (2018). Attitudes and self-beliefs of ability towards mathematics and science and their effects on career choices: A case study with Macao-Chinese girls. In António Teodoro (Ed). Beyong mirrors: Research pathways (CeiDE 2013-2017). Lisbon: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas. 193-204.
Correia, A., Teixeira, V., Monteiro, E. & Kuok, A. (2017). Inclusive education in Macau: Teachers' perceptions and attitudes. Macau: University of Saint Joseph Press.
Correia, Ana Maria, & Sousa, Ivo Carneiro (2011) (eds). Lusofonia, encruzilhadas culturais, Actas da Conferência sobre Lusofonia. Macau: Saint Joseph University Press.
Correia, Ana Maria (2009). Assimetrias de Género. Ensino e Liderança Educativa. Vila Nova de Gaia: Fundação Manuel Leão.
Correia, A., Teixeira, V, Forlin, C.. Home-school collaboration in assessment, placement, and IEP development for children with special education needs in Macao: The views of parents (in press)
Kuok, A.C.H., Teixeira, V., Forlin, C., Monteiro, E., & Correia, A. (2020).The effect of self-efficacy and role understanding of teachers’ emotional exhaustion and work engagement in inclusive education in Macao (SAR). International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2020.1808949
Correia, A.M., Monteiro, E. Teixeira, V., Kuok, C.H. & Forlin, C. (2019). The interplay between a Confucian-heritage culture and teachers’ sentiments and attitudes towards inclusion in Macao. European Journal of Special Education Research, 5(2), 43-60. Citation Index: Other (CiteFactor, ResearchBib, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI))
Correia, A. (2019). Classroom Management into learning: using phenomenography to analyse student teachers’ conceptions of classroom management. Revista Portuguesa de Investigação Educacional (19) 257-280. https://doi.org/10.34632/investigacaoeducacional.2019.5300
Monteiro, E., Kuok C. H., Correia, A. M., Forlin, C., & Teixeira, V. (2018). Perceived Efficacy of Teachers in Macao and their Alacrity to Engage with Inclusive Education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23(1), 93-108, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762
Teixeira, V., Correia, A. M., Monteiro, E., Kuok, C. H., & Forlin, C. (2018). Placement, inclusion, law and teachers’ perceptions in Macao’s schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(9). 1014-1032. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2017.1414318
Teixeira, Vitor M. Santos & Correia, Ana M. (2017). Perceived competence and social acceptance of preschool children in Macao: a case study. International Journal of Learning and Teaching, 3 (3), pp. 226-231. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.3.3.226-231
Correia, Ana Maria, Teixeira, Vitor Santos (2017). The will and the way of inclusive education in Macao, Asian Education and Development Studies, 6 (4), 401-413. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-05-2016-0040
Correia, Ana M., Teixeira, Vitor S. (2017). Catholic schools and inclusive education in Macao: a journey of a thousand miles. Educa, 3, 85-101.
Correia, Ana Maria, Fernandes, Clara, & Sampaio Maia, João (2016). Attitudes and self-beliefs of ability towards mathematics and science and their effects on career choices: A case study with Macau Chinese girls. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, 3, (1) SEEK, Digital Library, available at http://seekdl.org/journal_page_papers.php?jourid=148&issueid=192
Correia, Ana Maria (2015). Visions for education among Chinese and Non-Chinese student teachers. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 16, pp. 15-28. http://ijde.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.244/prod.101
Correia, Ana Maria (2015). Da aptidão à aspiração: Um caminho por percorrer. In Representações e práticas de género. Zara Pinto-Coelho, Moisés de Lemos Martins, Maria Manuel Baptista & Sara Maia (org.) Universidade do Minho, Braga: Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade. ISBN: 978-989-8600-35-6. http://www.lasics.uminho.pt/ojs/index.php/cecs_ebooks/issue/view/177
Correia, Ana Maria & Costa, Jorge Adelino (2004). Liderança feminina nas escolas de Macau: Uma abordagem exploratória. In Revista Portuguesa de Investigação Educacional, 3/2004, Year III
Correia, Ana Maria & Costa, Jorge Adelino (2003). A análise da cultura organizacional escolar através dos seus artefactos. In Revista do Fórum Português de Administração Educacional, March.
Non-refereed papers and conference proceedings
Correia, Ana Maria (2017). Variation in students' conceptions of classroom management. Conference proceedings. International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP) Fall 2017. ISSN 2226-6275
Norte, Patrícia, Correia, Ana Maria & Garrot, João (2017). Using digital reading platforms to develop Chinese elementary students' English reading. Conference proceedings. International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP) Fall 2017. ISSN 2226-6275
Teixeira, Vitor S. & Correia, Ana M. (2016). Perceived competence and social acceptance of preschool children in Macao: a case study. Conference proceedings. International Conference on Teaching & Education Sciences, available at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictes2016
Correia, Ana Maria, Teixeira, Vitor (2016). Catholic schools and inclusive education in Macao: A journey of a thousand miles. Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the Association of Catholic Institutes of Education (ACICE), Justice and Mercy in Contemporary Education and School, pp. 209-223
Correia, Ana Maria, Fernandes, Clara & Sampaio Maia, João (2015). Attitudes and self-beliefs of ability towards mathematics and science and their effects on career choices: A case study with Macau-Chinese girls. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study. ISBN: 978-1-63248-085-9 doi: 10.15224/978-1-63248-085-9-54
Correia, Ana Maria & Borges, Vera (2014). The fiction of Fernanda Dias and Senna Fernandes: Revisiting colonial Macau through the lens of ethnicity, gender and patriarchy. Proceedings of The European Conference on Cultural Studies 2014, 24-27 July, Brighton, UK, pp. 27-36, available at iafor.org/archives/proceedings/ECCS/ECCS2014_proceedings.pdf
Correia, Ana Maria & Marques, Tânia Sales (2013). Prospects and pitfalls of being a good communicator: Contemplating the career choices of female students in Macau. 8th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 8-9 March 2013, available at
Correia, Ana Maria & Marques, Tânia Sales (2012). The gender gap in science, engineering, technology & mathematics: unfolding traditional mindsets. Proceedings of Fifth International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Madrid, pp. 6070-6078, ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
Correia, Ana Maria & Ribeiro, Xénia Flores (2011). Panos, traje e moda em Angola: a linguagem política do corpo. In Ana Maria Correia e Ivo Carneiro de Sousa (eds.), Lusofonia, Encruzilhadas Culturais, Actas da Conferência sobre Lusofonia. Macau: Saint Joseph Academic Press
Correia, Ana Maria & Costa, Jorge Adelino (2002). As subculturas organizacionais e a avaliação de escolas: genealogia de uma relação conflitiva em estudo de caso. In Jorge Adelino Costa, António Neto Mendes and Alexandre Ventura (org.). Avaliação de organizações educativas. Proceedings of II Simpósio sobre Organização e Gestão escolar. Aveiro: University of Aveiro
Conference presentations and Public Lectures
Correia, Ana Maria (2016). Breaking the glass ceiling for women in Macau. The Challenge of Moral Leadership. Symposium organised by the Macau Ricci Institute and the University of Saint Joseph.
Correia, Ana Maria (2016). From perplexity to dialogue: Learning from intercultural experiences. International Symposium SATHE (Study and Advancement of Teaching in Higher Education), organised by Instituto Superior de Educação de Coimbra, 26th October. Invited keynote speaker.
Correia, Ana Maria (2016). From prevention to solutions: Discipline with Dignity. Public Lecture organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Education. University of Saint Joseph, 24 June.