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Evaluation of concepts regarding the construction of scientific knowledge by the congenitally blind: an approach using the Correspondence Analysis method

Avaliação de concepções a respeito da construção de conhecimentos científicos por cegos congênitos: uma abordagem através do método de Análise de Correspondência

Abstract:

inclusion of people with special needs in the school environment is one of the current challenges of Brazilian education. Knowing how people in this environment perceive inclusion can contribute to the construction of solutions that make it complete. Thus, this work presents a study that investigated the conceptions that future teachers, undergraduates in science, have regarding the construction of scientific knowledge by congenitally blind people, in particular, regarding the understanding of the concept of light. The collected opinions were treated from a statistical point of view, through the Correspondence Analysis method. The results show there is no definitive consensus regarding the understanding and construction of the concept of light by congenitally blind individuals, showing the need to develop more adequate educational interventions in the teacher training process, with a view to the formation of educators capable of consolidating school inclusion.

Keywords:
Inclusive education; Blindness congenital; Teacher training; Statistical analysis; Special education

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