Questions that concern cultural differences are multiplying in our society, and more and more educators are geting aware of this reality and its importance. At the same time, there are host of researches which identify, describe and denounce situations where students are rejected, discriminated and excluded in the daily school for having particular identitary signs. This reality let us to pronounce the urgency of thinking over the recognition and valorization of cultural differences in school contexts. This paper intends to analyze the various meanings given by teachers to the words equality and difference, and also to present the perspective about intercultural education elaborated over the last years and to demonstrate the interrelation between these questions and the education in human rights.
cultural differences; intercultural education; equality; education in human rights