Latin America: Experts will analyze the situation of intercultural bilingual education

Latin America: Experts will analyze the situation of intercultural bilingual education

Fifty teachers from rural areas of the country who work in this field and who have systematized their pedagogical activities will also participate in the meeting, which will be exposed for the analysis of the progress of the EIB.

The colloquium "New contexts and challenges in the implementation of bilingual intercultural education" will be held on the campus of the Catholic University and will address topics such as language treatment, pedagogical practice, teacher training and school management.

The international experts will present their pedagogical experiences related to the way IBE is implemented in Latin America, whose beneficiaries are students who speak an original language and belong to an indigenous people.

Elena Burga Cabrera, director of Intercultural Bilingual Education at Minedu, said that the development of IBE is one of the greatest educational challenges for countries characterized by having cultural and linguistic diversity in their territories.

He indicated that it is necessary to promote a greater systematization of teaching practices related to the dialogue of knowledge, the management of cultural diversity in the school as well as the development of IBE in urban areas and at the secondary level.

The colloquium, organized by the Ministry of Education, Unicef, PUCP and Tarea, will also be attended by companions and pedagogical trainers, specialists from regional educational departments (DRE), local educational management units (UGEL) and academics from public and private institutions with research on this issue.


In Peru there are around 20 thousand educational institutions whose students learn from the knowledge and knowledge of their culture and receive a bilingual education in their native language and in Spanish.


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