Percepção dos pais em relação à inclusão de crianças com Necessidades Educativas Especiais no ensino regular

Elisabete Matos Freitas, Luísa Novais Arroja, Paula Magalhães Ribeiro, Paulo César Dias

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The parents’ role in the inclusion of children with special needs process is critical,both in family support, but also discussing myths and creating an environment conducive to the experience and proximity among all children. The objective of this workis thus to know more about the parents perceptions regarding inclusion as well as thefactors influencing them. For this, a survey of 300 parents with and without childrenwith special educational needs was applied. The results allowed perceive generallypositive attitudes, no differences regarding gender and the fact that they are parentsof children with special educational needs. However the variables age, education andproximity/contact appear to influence the perception regarding the inclusion of SENchildren. Thus, parents with more inclusive attitudes tend to be younger, with higherqualifications and proximity/contact with SEN children. Results are discussed interms of literature.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)443-458
JournalRevista de Educação Especial
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Inclusion
  • Parents
  • Perceptions
  • Special education

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