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Profile of Brazilian Academic Production in Science Education for Individuals with Special Educational Needs: 1979-2010

1*Luciano Gonsalves Costa, 2Marcelo Alves Barros, 1Vagner de Souza Prestes

1Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) – Departamento de Física – Av. Colombo, 5790 – Maringá (PR) – 87020-900 – Brasil

2Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – Instituto de Física de São Carlos

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Received 21 May, 2011;  Accepted 22 June, 2011


In this article, we characterize the Research in Science Education for Individuals with Special Educational Needs based on the academic production published in national scientific periodicals (magazines) in the area of Science Education, in the period 1979 to 2010. The methodology used included routines of bibliographical and documentary research. The results highlight recurring themes, tendencies and topics insufficiently explored.


Keywords: Science education, special educational needs, inclusive education, physics education

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