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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

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VERNIMMEN AGUIRRE, Guadalupe. Ecuadorian Intercultural Education: a conceptual review. Alteridad [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.2, pp.162-171. ISSN 1390-8642.

The article explores the challenges of Intercultural Bilingual Education in Ecuador (EIB). For this, it reviews the theorical background and the history of the institutionalization of the EIB. It considers the history of the struggles and resistances found by indigenous movements for educating themselves in an ancestral language from its beginnings up to the institutionalization of the Bilingual Intercultural Education System (SEIB) in 1988. the problem of this study is: which are the principal conceptualitation of interculturality that allows us to reflect around the EIB in Ecuador, for developing and public policies. As a general objective there is an analysis of the EIB in the order of the relationship between cultures and how these can be strengthened or have as simply interchange. The preliminary hypothesis is that the Ecuadorian country it is allowed a more multicultural education rather than the intercultural education and that affects local developing, son it’s a fundamental to implement cultural public policies that also allows the interculturality as a political an ethic project in Ecuador.

Keywords : Interculturality; cultural policy; indigenous; communication; cultural development; decolonization.

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