Second international workshop on indigenous knowledge in Latin America

When :

from Tuesday 24 July, 2018
to Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Hotel Regina Restort & Convenciones, Camino a Apote, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Cochabamba, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Contact :

Cecilia Jaramillo,

The Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), through the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE), and the UNESCO Paris Section for Partnerships, Cooperation and Research, developed two regional studies: Indigenous Knowledge and Education Policies in Latin America and Inequality in the learning achievements among indigenous peoples in Latin America. What does TERCE tell us?

Both publications were presented at the international seminar “Indigenous Knowledge in Latin America. Experiences and opportunities for an educational policy with an intercultural approach in the E2030 Agenda”, held on April 17, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. The event included an open meeting with stakeholders and experts on this topic, and a workshop with the team from the Program for Intercultural Bilingual Education (PEIB) of the Ministry of Education of Chile, UNESCO specialists and international guests and representatives of ministerial agencies that address this subject in nine Latin American countries.

In order to continue with these efforts, a new edition of the study was published, broadening and deepening the analysis on the inclusion of concepts and approaches of indigenous knowledge in the development and implementation of education policies in six Latin American countries: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala and Chile. The findings of this work will be presented during this second workshop to be held as part of the Regional Meeting of Ministers of Education in Cochabamba.

The objective of the workshop is to contribute to the preparation of proposals that include indigenous knowledge in education policies nationwide. To generate a proposal of recommendations and an action plan that recognizes and incorporates indigenous knowledge and linguistic revitalization in education policies of Latin America and the Caribbean, within the framework of the 2030 Education Agenda and the Regional Meeting of Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean.