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New (re)configurations in the Ministry of Education: between Ariadne's thread and Penelope's shroud

Giovani Ferreira Bezerra Doracina Aparecida de Castro Araujo About the authors

The publication of decree n. 7.690, of march 2, 2012, stimulates the reinvigoration of the debate on public policy in the Brazilian educational scenario, primarily on the educational inclusion of people with disabilities, indicating a new arrangement in the Ministry of Education (MEC). In the current context, the Special Education Department (SEESP) has been extinguished, and its functions have been relocated to the mosaic Department of Lifelong Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion (SECADI). The purpose of this article is to understand the impact of such ministerial restructuring on the continuity of the inclusive project in Brazil; for this, it resumes historical notes and Greek metaphors in an attempt to unravel, by examining axiological positions about the subject, the contradictions imbricated in the process of political (re)configuration of MEC.

public policy; special education; school inclusion

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