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ERIC Number: EJ935809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Adult Education and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Schmelkes, Sylvia
International Review of Education, v57 n1-2 p89-105 Aug 2011
This article describes the educational situation of indigenous peoples in Latin America, and in particular their scant participation in adult education activities. It analyses the historical, structural and institutional barriers to their greater involvement in adult education. The article proposes to look at indigenous demands on education as a potential way out of educational stagnation of indigenous adults, which is one of the challenges clearly formulated by UNESCO member states during CONFINTEA VI as a priority to be faced. The article concludes arguing the case for intercultural education, not only among indigenous peoples, but for the whole of the population, to be a guiding philosophy for education in general and adult education in particular in Latin American countries. It emphasises the fact that this cannot be achieved without the active participation of indigenous peoples themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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