- Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Maria da Conceição Osório


  • Training and supervision of gender area young researchers
  • Research in the gender area, law administration, education and teaching
  • Consultoncies and trainind in education sector
  • Train of teachers to write appropriate pupil learning curricula materials for secondary education
  • Supervision to the pedagogic support to Secondary Education
  • Capacity of staff for secondary education at national level
  • Teaching "Methods and Techiques for Research in the Social Sciences" at Eduardo Mondlane University
  • 1988 - Master in Sociology, Jussieu University. Paris VII.
  • 1971 - Postgraduate in Pedagogic Sciences, Oporto University. Portugal.
  • 1971 - Master in History, Oporto University, Portugal.
  • 1968 - B.A in History. Oporto University. Portugal.
Work history
  • 1999-to date: Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University.
  • 1994-to date:Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at UFICS, Eduardo Mondlane University.
  • 1990-to date: Associated Researcher at the Centro de Estudos Africanos, of the Eduardo Mondlane University.
  • 1990-to date: Researcher in the " Women Law in South Africa" project, based in Zimbabwe.
  • 1996-to date: Lead Consultant (Sociology of Education) INDE, Mozambique.
  • 1992-1994: Pedagogic Director at Faculty of Economics, in the framework of the project " Capacity Building ", funded by The World Bank.
  • 1981-1987: Teacher at Faculty of Economicas, in the Eduardo Mondlane University.
  • 1976-1981: National Team Leader of Commission for Pedagogical Support to the Secondary Education, in the Ministry of Education.
  • 1971- 1976: Teacher of History in the Secondary Education, in Mozambique.
  • Member of the Central Committe for Cucurricular Reform in the Eduardo Mondlane University (1999-to date).
  • Participation in the I Congress Families Without Violence, in Florianópolis, Brasil (1999) with the presentation of the following papers: "The old people: the widows in Mozambique"; "Research network and action on women situation in Mozambique"
  • Consultant for the research in the project "The Old People: a gender perspective" to be carried out at UFICS, U.E.M, sponsored by SAREC (19999 to date).
  • Coordenator and senior researcher in the "Women and Politic Power in Mozambique", sponsored by SAREC , (1999 to date).

  • 1998
  • Participation and elaboration of a research on "Women and Autarquias, in Maputo, Nampula, Sofala, and Cabo Delgado (April 98 - August 99), sponsored by NORAD.
  • Participation as Member Scientific Council of the Luso-Afro-Brasilian Congress of Social Sciences, held in Maputo, September 1998, and presentation of the papers: "Justice Delivery System or Unjustice Delivery System? A gender perspective"; "Curricular Reform of Basic Education in Mozambique".

  • 1997
  • Leardeship of the National Workshop on Curricular Reform, held at INDE (Instituto de Desenvolvimento Da Educação), sponsored by The World Bank (1997).
  • Training of History Teachears for Basic Education, mainly for utilization of learning materials. Sponsored by UNICEF. (Chimoio, 1997).

  • 1996
  • National Consultant for Training Sociology staff team of INDE (Instituto de Desenvolvimento da Educação), sponsored by ASDI (1996 -to date).

  • 1990
  • Participation in "Women And Law in South Africa Research Trust (WLSA)", a research-action held in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Suaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi, for which the following was done: review of literature; participation in the elaboration of 5 main research reports in the field work for Gaza, Nampula and Maputo; participation in 5 annual regional meetings. Sponsored by DANIDA (1990-to date).

  • 1980
  • Participation in the discussion and design of General Education Subsystem, in the framework of the National Education System (1980-1981).

  • 1976
  • Coordination and support to Secondary Education teachers and students in the Ministry of Education (1976-1981).
  • Coordination of the pedagogical structures organization in the secondary schools at national level and their insertion in the community life (1976-1981).
  • Training for Provincial pedagogical leaders, aiming the coordination of the global pedagogical action at schools and the aplication of classes programatic contents (1976-1981).
  • Coordination of Secondary Education Teachers Training for the design of classes programatic contents and teaching methods (1976-1981).
  • Coordination and direction of the process of elaboration of learning support materials (1976-1981).
  • (co-author) Mulher e Autarquia (C.E.A.- Norad) (to be published in November 1999)

  • 1997
  • (co-author) Family Forms and access to resources and control, Imprensa Universitária, Maputo (published in English and in Portuguese).
  • Family and Education: conflicts and complementarities. Gender Relation and complementarities in: Education, Health and Labor and Developement, Faculdade de Letras, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, ed. Imprensa Universitária, Maputo.
  • Violence Against the Girl and Feminine Identity Construction, ed. Muleide, Maputo (published in English and in Portuguese).
  • (co- author) Paving a way forward, a review and research primer of WLSA research methodologies, Harare, ed. B.P.

  • 1996
  • "Literature Review, report about food rights in Mozambique", in Estudos Moçambicanos, ed. C.E.A.

  • 1991
  • "National Unity and the History Teaching in Mozambique", in Mozambique, 16 years of Historiography: focus, problems, methodologies, chalendges for the 90 decade, vol .I, col., Painel Moçambicano, ed C.E.A., Maputo.
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