Curriculum Adaptations: What do Participants of Continuing Education Program Say about it?
Vera Lúcia Messias Fialho Capellini, Anderson Jonas das Neves, Katia Abreu Fonseca, Taís Crema Remoli

The consolidation of school inclusion paradigm requires changes in education systems to ensure access and learning for all students. The adjustments are one of these fronts and offer flexibility to the curriculum access, but it also requires that teachers are able to do so. In this context, continuing education programs – face and distance learning – have enabled to empower educators to carry out curricular adjustments according to the students` differences. This study aimed to identify what education professionals said about curriculum adaptations and compare whether groups with different experiences differed on how to implement them. Nine hundred and four school workers enrolled in distance teaching continuing program responded to an electronic questionnaire about curriculum adjustments. The collected data were submitted to descriptive and statistical analysis. As a result, significant differences were found among different groups of Regular Education for the categories “Significant adjustment score” and “total of adjustments” while the Special Education groups presented differences only in “Significant adjustment score”. There was also positive and weak correlation between “time experience” and the categories of “adjustments”. The findings suggest that the time of professional experience favors curricular adjustments, but other factors that corroborated for the execution of these practices should be investigated.

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