Latin American Initiative Towards Cultural Diversity and Interculturality with Equity in Higher Education
The event welcomed 31 experts from 12 different Latin American countries
The Universidad de Panamá organized, last 24th and 25th of May 2012, the Regional Workshop “Políticas de Educación Superior y Pueblos Indígenas y Afrodescendientes en América Latina” (Higher Education Policies and Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Descendants in Latin America), in the framework of the Cultural Diversity and Interculturality in Higher Education in Latin America Project, impulsed by the Instituto Internacional para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe (UNESCO-IESALC).
The workshop presented recommendations and lines of action oriented to enhance higher education policies in Latin American countries, with special emphasis of the inclusion of languages, knowledge, histories, demands and proposals from the indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants.
The participants believed that, by including these recommendations, the path will be clearer towards implementing the resolutions of the final declaration of the Regional Conference of Higher Education (Cartagena de Indias, 2008), and the IV Meeting of University Networks and Councils of Rectors (Buenos Aires, 2011). Furthermore, the consideration of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants’ demands will lead to improving the quality in Higher Education and the democratization of societies.
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