Special education policy from the inclusive perspective and teacher education in Brazil

Rosalba Maria Cardoso Garcia About the author

The aim of this text is to contribute to reflections on teacher education within the scope of special education policies, with reference to the period 2001-2010. Therefore, it was deemed necessary to examine the changes involving the modality in that decade, its dynamics and characteristics. The discussion developed is based on four theses on teacher education developed in recent studies, as well as studies on special education teacher training and the policy movement over the last ten years. The studies presented here indicate the perpetuation of hegemonic knowledge in special education associated with the lack of pedagogical debate and discussions about teacher's work, which reminds of the need for reflection on what special education is needed by national education and which teachers can work in that modality.

special education; teacher education; educational policy

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