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Special education in the municipality of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil: the fragility of public policies


This study aims to analyze the process of special education’s constitution in Maceió, focusing on appreciating the main prescriptions of school practices involving the Students of Special Education (SSE). It is a documental research that covered the Municipal Education Plan, the Resolution of the Municipal Council of Education and the Special Education Guidelines for inclusion in the network of Maceió city. The results showed that the municipality seeks to follow the prescriptions through its legal documents, although there are obstacles that make difficult to materialize the prescribed actions.

Special education; Education; Public policy

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