A CASE STUDY ON THE PESTALOZZI ASSOCIATION OF SENADOR CANEDO - GO FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Palavras-chave:accessibility, disability, philanthropy
It is understood that Pestalozzi Institute guarantees the quality of life of people with
special needs through the articulation of actions in defense of their rights and the construction
of their citizenship. However, since it is a philanthropic institution, not all institutions have
sufficient resources to guarantee the quality of care for their students and patients. Johann
Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827) was a great Swiss educator who dedicated his life to needy
children and the appreciation of the human being. Considered by many the greatest
philosopher of mankind, he innovated the pedagogy of his time, influencing special education.
Influenced by Pestalozzi's work, Thiago M. Wurt, born in Germany, came to Brazil in 1918 and
founded the first school in the country, the Pestalozzi Institute, in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul.
Also under the same influence, Helena Antipoff, founded in 1932, the Pestalozzi Association of
Belo Horizonte. Since then, educators enchanted with the Pestalozzi philosophy, have founded
in all the country Pestalozzi Associations. These entities are affiliated to the National
Federation of Pestalozzi Associations - FENASP, whose mission is "to guarantee the quality of
life of people with special needs through the articulation of actions in defense of their rights
and the construction of their citizenship". The Association Pestalozzi of Senador Canedo is a
philanthropic, non-profit institution, whose mission is to act in defense of the rights of disabled
and needy people through joint actions with the government, companies and society, in order
to improve their quality of life, developing their potentialities and making them useful to
themselves and to society. In this sense, the present work has as its general objective to
analyze whether the Pestalozzi of the city of Senador Canedo has sufficient resources to
attend to people with disabilities. a) to identify the clinical and pedagogical resources used in
the treatment of people with disabilities in the Pestalozzi of Senador Canedo; b) to discuss the
constitutional provision on the right to education and treatment of disability. For this purpose,
the problem was defined as follows: Does the Pestalozzi of Senador Canedo have enough
clinical resources to attend people with disabilities? We used as method the descriptive field
research, the quantitative research, the bibliographical research and the explanatory research.
The present analysis will be important, as it aims to address the lack of resources needed at
the Pestalozzi of Senador Canedo, considering that the institution is philanthropic and relies
on society's contribution for improvement. Thus, it is important to address the proposed theme,
since the results obtained point to the lack of pedagogical and clinical resources at Pestalozzi.