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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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ANACHE, Alexandra Ayach  and  MITJANS, Albertina Martinez. Mental deficiency and scientific production in the CAPES database: the place of apprenticeeshipabstract. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp. 253-274. ISSN 1413-8557.

This paper has for its objective the data collection of research on mental deficiency and, from this characterization, the comprehension of the place occupied by research directed to the learning process of members of this group. We analyze the theoretical and methodological orientation of academic production at master's and doctoral levels during the 1990 to 2005/2006 registered in the Theses Bank of the Portal da Fundação Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior [CAPES]. We had found 122 references, 38 dissertations and 84 theses. On the whole, the topics dealt with evaluation and diagnosis, teaching, social interaction, health, inclusion and educational evaluation were the most cited. Learning accounted for 6% of the works (7), demonstrating the necessity for constructing strategies for the comprehension and deepening of this aspect, given the timid form of treatment by the Brazilian academia.

Keywords : Mental retardation; Learning; Scientific research.

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