Maria Teresa Vieira Lopes


Biographical note

Teresa Lopes Vieira is currently a PhD student in Educational Sciences at Lusófona University. Her research project is entitled: Educational Attitudes towards the inclusion of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In 2019, participated as a speaker at the III National Meeting of Young Researchers, organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED), Education of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies.

In 2019, took part in the 9th Meeting of Researchers of CeiED, organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED), at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies.

In 2017, participated in the II National Meeting of Young Researchers in Education, organized by the Institute of Education at the University of Minho.

In 2011, received her Master´s Degree in Special Education that investigated the Inclusion of Autistic Children.

In 2009, completed her Postgraduate´s Degree in Special Education, in the Cognitive and Motor Domain area.

In 2006, took a Diploma in Advanced Studies – Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Processes from the University of Vigo.

In 2005, took a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Psychology of Education from the University of Vigo.

In 2002, took a Master’s Degree in Intervention in Learning Disabilities from the Polytechnic of University of Catalonia.

In 1998, completed her primary school teacher Degree.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Educational Attitudes
  • Educational Psychology

Individual doctoral project

Educational attitudes towards the inclusion of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Title
Professor Doutor António Luís Carvalho
Advisor

Abstract

This research study presents a study on educational attitudes towards the inclusion of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), based on the legal framework and educational responses that have been adopted regarding the challenges of the inclusive education and its role in combating social exclusion.

The education of children and young people with ASD was, for a long time, a residual theme in the context of the great issues of the education system. Considering the current theories on education it is imperative that school should have an inclusive orientation as its principle and fit into the principle of equal educational and social opportunities.

In this perspective, the program of the XXI Constitutional Government establishes as one of the priorities of governmental action the emphasis on a inclusive school where each and every student can find answers that enable the acquisition of a level of education and training facilitating their full inclusion.

This research study is relevant to the proposal of an intervention program promoting educational attitudes to the inclusion of students with ASD, from the perspective of a ‘Escola Para Todos’ (school for everyone), with similar possibility of access.

Key words: Educational attitudes, Autism Spectrum Disorder, inclusion, teachers.