The social and psychodynamic roots of prejudice and its implications for inclusive education

Abstract

This article aims to discuss the social roots and psychodynamic of prejudice and its implications for inclusive education. The critical theory of society and psychoanalysis are the support base of this article, which is eminently theoretical. Studies show that the person with personality predisposed to prejudice is undifferentiated; he/she projects the other content that does not admit as his/hers or follow external models that take his/her ideal ego. In both cases, there is the projection of destructive impulses in people stigmatized by stereotypes created socially. The contact with significant differences brought about by the inclusion, since created an inclusive environment, can collaborate in building a more just and less prejudiced society, as the numerous identifications favored the inclusion may assist in the formation of different individuals, that is able to develop a self reflective thought, distinguishing what is his/hers and what is the other.

Keywords:
Prejudice; inclusive education; critical theory

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