Indigenous knowledge in Latin America

Opportunities and lessons learned from intercultural approaches to education policy in the Education 2030 Agenda

5 April, 2017, 9-13 h. (12 h GMT)
Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. Plaza de la Ciudadanía 26, Santiago, Chile



Ministry authorities in the region, academics, and education experts considered issues of quality, equity, and interculturality in education during the open conference entitled: “Indigenous Knowledge in Latin America: Opportunities for an educational policy with an intercultural approach in the 2030 Education Agenda.” Organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), the conference took place on April 5, 2017 in Santiago, thanks to support from the Program for Intercultural Bilingual Education of the Ministry of Education in Chile.

In the morning the debate considered the situation of education in indigenous communities. Talks focused on programs and initiatives developed by education authorities that draw on and consider indigenous knowledge. Participants analyzed policies to strengthen an intercultural bilingual approach within the framework of the new Education 2030 goals (Sustainable Development Goal 4). They also considered teacher policies and the role of traditional educators in the transmission of knowledge.

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