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What are our differences? Reflections about cohabitation with diversity in italian schools

Maria Beatriz Rodrigues About the author

The article considers the so called Basaglia's law that closed the asylums as a watershed in the Italian society. It regards the approach to the theme of diversity. Based on an experience of three years in the Italian schools the article examines the practice of another law that foresees the attendance by all children, normal or handicapped, in regular schools instead of special ones. It poses the problematic of the current concept of diversity and proposes from the reading of Foucault on the right to health, a mobile line for the understanding of diversity.

diversity; education; interculturality

Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil