Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial
Print version ISSN 1413-6538
CAIADO, Katia Regina Moreno and MELETTI, Silvia Márcia Ferreira. Special education in the rural education: 20 years of silence at anped special education group. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.spe1, pp. 93-104. ISSN 1413-6538. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-65382011000400008.
The text introduces the concepts of Special Education and rural education and its interface in the current legislation. In addition, it discloses the lack of research in the area and analyzes the data from the School Census (2007-2010) relating to the enrollment of students living and studying in the countryside and the ones who have a special need because of their disability. The major findings were: higher incidence of students with special educational needs living in rural areas and studying in the city, the concentration of enrollment in regular schools, although with significant incidence of students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in segregated education systems.
Keywords : Special Education; Rural Education; Inclusive Education; National Association of Post-Graduation and Research.