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Special education and school inclusion: plots of a policy in construction

This work aims to describe and analyze the special education current policy in the city of São Paulo, focusing on three of the seven projects of Programa Inclui, created in 2010. The analysis, resulting from documentary sources (municipal legislation and official reports), meetings with professionals from two specialized centers, organized as focus groups, and semi-structured interviews with education professionals who work in this field indicates changes in the municipality to introduce actions that support the permanence of students in regular classes, by means of the expansion of pedagogical support actions, specific and ongoing training, and increase in the number of services and agents of school inclusion in São Paulo municipal schools.

Special Education; School Inclusion; Public Policies Management

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