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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão
Print version ISSN 1414-9893
LOURENCO, Érika; MIRANDA, Ciléia Saori Hamada de and POVOA, Jordana Mendes. Psychology and inclusive education in Brazil in the journal Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.spe, pp.206-215. ISSN 1414-9893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932012000500015.
The current research aims to study the relations between psychology and inclusive education in Brazil in accordance with the journal Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão. Since its foundation in 1979, this journal was introduced as a scientific and professional publication that aimed at framing the national thought on psychology. With that in mind, one can assume that the journal also expresses, in a meaningful way, the theoretical concepts and the expert’s practices throughout the time. Titles, summaries and keywords published in all the volumes of the journal were taken into consideration when selecting the articles which matched the area of interest of the research. The selected articles were analyzed according to the following categories: authorship, type of article, adopted references and thematic tendencies. The results showed that the articles are split almost equally between theoretical and practical, most of the authors are linked to public institutions and social psychology is the main chosen reference. One comes to the conclusion that along the history of the journal, although the number of articles on the relation between psychology and inclusive education throughout the history of the journal proves to be small, this number has become more expressive in the last years, and that in order to have a more realistic view of the subject it is required to search for other complementary sources.
Keywords : Inclusive education; Psychology; Scientific Journal; History of psychology- Brazil.