Professionalization policies of the “exceptional” in the period of military dictatorship




special education, professionalization of the “exceptional”, education policy


This paper aims to analyze the policies of professionalization and insertion in the labor market of the target population of Special Education in Brazil during the period of the Military Dictatorship (1964/1985). We investigated the professionalization policies established in the set of goals and projects of the National Center for Special Education (CENESP) and how these policies were materialized in orderly actions in the Federal Territory of Roraima, Brazil. The study is based on documentary analysis under a historical outlook, as well as interviews provided by the first teachers who dedicated themselves to the development of activities in the area. We highlight that the Territory was constituted in a field of application of the proposals and the projects according to what was recommended by national policies.


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Author Biography

Maria Edith Romano Siems-Marcondes, Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR)

Licenciada em Pedagogia pela Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Sorocaba, Mestre em Educação pela Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora e Doutora em Educação Especial pela Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Professora do Centro de Educação da Universidade Federal de Roraima. Áreas de interesse: educação, educação especial, história da educação especial, formação de professores para a educação especial.



How to Cite

Siems-Marcondes, M. E. R. (2019). Professionalization policies of the “exceptional” in the period of military dictatorship. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 27, 69.



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