Philosophy will be Back in Brazilian High Schools

From the next year, Brazilian students of the high school will come back to the classes of philosophy, discipline that was banished of the school curriculum in 1971 by the military dictatorship that governed the country from 1964 to 1985.

Twenty-six years after democracy was back, the government finally is providing the purchase of the textbooks that mey help the professors in the task of discuss Plato, Socrates and Aristotle with the young students of the public schools. But everything indicates that the return of the philosophers to the classroom is going to be a trial delayed.

In interview to the Agencia Brasil, the professor Maria Arruda Aranha, that four decades ago was prohibited of teach philosophy, claims that the govern is too late in getting back the discipline, what would have contributted for the diminution of the interest in the subject. In 2009, there were 8,264 people frequenting the courses of philosophy spreaded by the country. Approximately 78 times minus the number of Law students.

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