ERIC Number: EJ1129148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Is the Interculturalisation of Chile's Universities a Real Possibility?
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v16 n1 p51-65 Feb 2017
Knowledge deemed worthy of classification as "truth" is not produced only in classic positivist research, or research recognised by the official state accreditation system, it is also produced by research--action, research + development, experimentation and systematisation. One of the most basic aspects of academic work is epistemological reflection on the justification of the research field and the method by which the hidden meaning of reality is discovered. This paper expresses interculturality polyphonically from the Latin American perspective; from the hopes shared with indigenous peoples and the poor; with social, religious and political activists and committed intellectuals; people who act and think honestly. A transversal theme of this text is the nature and condition of the academic reflection on interculturality carried out in universities, in supposedly intercultural contexts. The discussion here is based on educational development projects, research and the author's own experience of government and university management actions.
Descriptors: Universities, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Accreditation (Institutions), American Indians, Latin Americans, Epistemology, Educational Development, College Administration, Educational Attainment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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