Teenagers responsible for infractions: Difficulties in accessing and staying in school
Adolescentes autores de atos infracionais: Dificuldades de acesso e permanência na escola
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This article discusses part of a research that had as its aim to understand the construction of the identity of adolescents who committed infractions during their school trajectories. The focus of this article is the difficulties faced by these students to access and remain in the educational system and the implications in the constitution of their identities. The research was based on records of School Occurrences Books (LOE), court proceedings and interviews with adolescents. The analysis was made from nuclei of meaning detected in the discourses of the adolescents, together with the documentary analysis. The data showed that the school is a place, for most of these adolescents, that supports stigmatized identites, which makes it difficult to access and stay in school. Therefore, the study points to an urgent discussion in the scope of the public policies of education that aim at the access and permanence of these adolescents at school.