A inclusão de crianças com paralisia cerebral no 1º ciclo do ensino regular
: práticas educativas inclusivas

  • Cristina Fernandes Cunha Almeida (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present research concerns the problematic of the inclusion of cerebral palsy children in three public primary schools from the Region of Viseu. It aims to apprehend if the primary teachers’ educational practices promote the inclusion of cerebral palsy children, that is, if their educational practices are really inclusive. The research aims were attained by conducting interviews and direct observation of three primary teachers with cerebral palsy children in their classes and each special education teachers that accompany them. The research’s empirical results show that in the three schools the inclusive guidelines of the Salamanca Statement of 1994 and the Decree-Law 3/2008 are being implemented, the conditions provided for cerebral palsy students are inspired by the inclusion philosophy and cerebral palsy students are integrated in the three level of inclusion suggested by Correia (2008). It was also shown that the teachers’ perceptions and the educational practices of public primary schools A and B facilitate the cerebral palsy students’ inclusion in their classes, while that doesn’t happen in the public primary school C.
Date of AwardSept 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Afonso Baptista (Supervisor)


  • Inclusion
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Educational practices


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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