Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
ALMEIDA, Rúbia Sousa et al. The high school educator and the psychology in his everyday school-life. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.1, pp. 123-132. ISSN 1413-8557.
The contact of high school educators with Psychology during their graduation occurs during the Licensing courses and aims at giving them the basis for school practice. The present research intends to analyze how these teachers view the influence of Psychology in their everyday life, investigating how the current preparation during the period of graduation, as well as other forms of their connection to the science of Psychology contribute for practice. Thirty semi-structured interviews have been recorded with high school teachers from public and private schools of the Federal District. The resulting interviews disclose that most of them forgot what they had learned about Psychology. The interviewed teachers agreed on the importance of Psychology, although they still deplore knowledge gaps on how to make use of it. Results point to low efficiency of Psychology disciplines given in Licensing courses, which do not fulfill its intervention function in classroom properly. Thus, revision on the problem is urgent, since its inadequacy is felt by high school teachers.
Palavras-chave : Teacher; High school; Psychology.