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

Maria Edith Romano Siems-Marcondes


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.


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


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