PRODUÇÃO CIENTÍFICA DOS ALUNOS EGRESSOS DO CURSO DE ESPECIALIZAÇÃO DA UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE LONDRINA
SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED THE SPECIALIST DEGREE COURSE IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF LONDRINA
Maria Cristina MARQUEZINE
Viviane Maroneis TRAMONTINA
ABSTRACT: In the eighties, a graduate level course offering a degree as Specialist in Special Education – Intellectual Disability, was created at the State University of Londrina (Universidade Estadual de Londrina), as an alternative teacher training program for Special Education teachers. Because it was deemed necessary to revise the curriculum according to scientific parameters, it was suggested that the assessment of the students’ scientific production should be one of the steps in the revision process. Since one of the objectives in the course was training teachers as researchers, it was decided that the study should analyze not only the students’ scientific production (final papers), but also the development of their production process (theme choice, student's academic history, resonance with course proposal, correlation to student's professional career, or changes in task performance) considering the aims of the study. The source of the data analyzed was the final papers written from 1987 to 2002 by 143 students who got their Specialist Degree in Special Education. The instrument used for collecting data was a form where information of various kinds was registered: general information to enable identification of the paper, name of supervisor, objectives, theme, target population, the context where the study was undertaken, type of research, type of references used in the research, and the publication date of the literature reviewed. The results showed that the research papers were developed mainly in schools, with special students, evenly divided between survey-type research and intervention-type research. The most common themes were investigations related to teaching procedures. All results were discussed.
KEYWORDS: Special Education; training teachers as researchers; specialist level graduate course; scientific production by students.
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