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Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial

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FARIA, Paula Maria Ferreira de  and  CAMARGO, Denise de. Teacher’s Emotions in Relation to the School Inclusion Process: a Systematic Review. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp.217-228. ISSN 1980-5470.

The effectiveness of the process of school inclusion in Brazil involves several questions concerning the teacher and pedagogical practices. Although more attention has traditionally been given to the aspects of education and intellectual empowerment, it is also necessary to understand how teacher’s emotional aspects reverberate across his/her practice in the classroom. In this sense, this study had the objective of carrying out a systematic review in the national publications indexed in the SciELO database on the teacher’s emotions regarding the process of school inclusion, within the framework of Elementary Education. The systematic search resulted in the selection of ten papers. There were not any papers found with specific focus on the implications of the teacher’s emotional aspects during school inclusion. The studies pointed out the presence of several emotions/affections/feelings, both in relation to the pedagogical work and to the student with special educational needs. The most frequently mentioned emotions were: impotence, insecurity, fear, anguish, helplessness and isolation. In general, these emotions were related to the teacher’s unpreparedness to perform the work in the inclusive perspective. Emotions related to the bond between teacher and student (such as love, affection and progress), to the special educational needs of students (such as fear and pity) and also related to the exercise of professional practice (such as dismay, unpreparedness and loneliness) were also mentioned. The systematic review points to the need for further investigation on this theme, as well as the need to create spaces for the expression and valorization of the teacher’s emotions, thus contributing to the effectiveness of school inclusion.

Keywords : Special Education; Teacher-student relationship; Educational inclusion; Emotions.

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