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LIRA, Miriam Cristina Frey de  and  SCHLINDWEIN, Luciane Maria. The blind person and the inclusion: a cultural-historical psychology view. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.75, pp. 171-190. ISSN 0101-3262.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622008000200003.

In this work we discuss the inclusion of the students with visual differences considering his memories about school time. We collect verbal testimonies of three academic students with visual differences. Our intention was to understand as the relationships which were established throughout the school time may have helped these students to surpass the stigma of the exclusion. The analyses presented here are based on the historic-cultural psychology. According to this theory, the human psyche is constituted socially, bringing inside itself the mark of the culture in which the man is immersed. The presented results indicate that in their school history these students have passed by many difficulties that go from the lack of suitable materials, to the isolation because of the prejudice that the blind person or with other visual limitations have to daily face. The presented results indicate more that the pertaining to school history of these pupils elapsed in way to many difficulties, that had been being surpassed in the measure where these citizens pass of a situation of dependence for a situation of bigger control on its proper lives, with defined and valued social papers in its communities.

Keywords : Inclusion; Historic-cultural psychology; Blind person.

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