SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.25 issue1Vicissitudes of adolescences in the semi-freedom socio-educative system: from the weakening of bonds to the search of thyselfChildhood under the phantom of The Child: imperatives of enjoyment of our time author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Estilos da Clinica

Print version ISSN 1415-7128On-line version ISSN 1981-1624


FANIZZI, Caroline  and  LAJONQUIERE, Leandro de. Medicalizing discourse and education: the subject at an impasse. Estilos clin. [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.1, pp.105-122. ISSN 1415-7128.

This article aims to present a reflection, from a dialogue with psychoanalysis in education, about the implications of the presence of medicalizing discourse in the school space. The medicalizing discourse, often spoken fluently by those concerned with education, brings with it numerous consequences to the educational bond, as well as to the subjects involved in it. For the analysis intended here, we use speeches by teachers from public and private schools, about the impacts of the presence of medicalizing discourse on teaching practice and daily school life. Pathologization of childhood behaviors, epidemics of diagnoses, construction of normality and abnormality patterns, increasing use of psychotropic drugs, as well as the decrease in teaching authority and involvement with the educational act, are some of the main aspects identified in our study.

Keywords : (psycho)pedagogical illusion; medicalizing discourse; reports; psychoanalysis in education.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License