THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY SUPPORT AGENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WITH PHYSICALLY DISABLED STUDENTS

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Fabiola Hermes Chesani
Dionei Alves Dos Santos
Claudete Santos Demetrio
João Pedro Euriques Batista
João Pedro Euriques Batista
Matheulli Guilherme Corrêa de Andrade

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The aim of this study was to analyze the difficulties encountered by support agents in special education with students with disabilities. The methodology was qualitative and exploratory. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview and analyzed through thematic content analysis. The participants of the research were 12 support agents in special education in elementary education who carry out their activities with students with physical disabilities in a municipal school network. In relation to the difficulties encountered by special education support agents, the following categories emerged: Training of human resources; Material and technological resources; Infrastructure and Accessibility; Teamwork and Inclusion only in theory. It was concluded that there is a shortage of resources in this scenario, and may influence the quality of education offered to students with disabilities.

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Chesani, F., Alves Dos Santos, D., Demetrio, C., Batista, J. P., Batista, J. P., & Corrêa de Andrade, M. G. (2018). THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY SUPPORT AGENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WITH PHYSICALLY DISABLED STUDENTS. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(5), 164-178. Retrieved from http://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/1035
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