Mandatory philosophy classes in Brazilian schools

The official rationale for the 2008 law is that philosophy “is necessary for the exercise of citizenship.” The law—the world’s largest-scale attempt to bring philosophy into the public sphere—thus represents an experiment in democracy. Among teachers at least, many share Ribeiro’s hope that philosophy will provide a path to greater civic participation and equality. Can it do even more? Can it teach students to question and challenge the foundations of society itself?

Read more here. Via NewAPPS.

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  1. I only had Ethics at High School. It was the course for those who dropped out of Religious Education.
    It was great! More and more pupils quit Religions Education to join Ethics which was not easier, but much more interesting.

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