Body education in the program of Integrated Centers for Public Education – CIEPs: an educational project written by modernity

Abstract The objective of this article is to analyze how the project of the Integrated Centers of Public Education (CIEPs) presented a version of civilizational project that had the body of the child of the popular classes as object of pedagogical intervention. The question that mobilizes us is: how were corporal practices embedded in the CIEPs conception in order to validate the education of bodies in the school space? We have analyzed the administrative documents related to the Special Education Department of the Darcy Ribeiro Foundation. It was concluded that school times and spaces, prescribed in the documents, indicated a proposal of intervention in the body aiming: refinement of behavior, formation of new habits, production of new sociabilities and new relationship between school and community.