Revista Integra Educativa
Print ISSN 1997-4043
SAMANAMUD AVILA, Jiovanny. Interculturalidad, educacion y descolonizacion. Rev. de Inv. Educ., Jan. 2010, vol.3, no.1, p.67-80. ISSN 1997-4043.
The article discusses the importance of seeing "interculturality" as beyond the relationships between cultures, it is necessary to see that it involves not just a cultural dimension, but requires a deeper questioning of the "ourselves", it is a review of our relationships, a form of being and how we perceive ourselves, it enters a non-objectified dimension of culture and moves toward a more symbolic space. For these reasons it must be articulated in relation to a decolonizing project that escapes those approaches that merely seek to recover identity and it own legacy, as these ideas reduce culture to the objective conceptual, ignoring the symbolic mythical plane, thus we must decolonize what we were, what we are and how we become, what leads us and how to rethink education and its civilizing dimension, it will not do to only affirm what is being denied, this would affirm a culture, we must reconstitute ourselves starting from interculturality and this must be the goal of education, to begin to build subjects with another kind of consciousness and relationships, the connection between interculturalism, decolonization and education has several connotations but each requires a necessary deconstruction, a reconstruction and construction of the common, none earlier than another, all intertwined in a different form that can give us another consciousness of reality.
Keywords: interculturality; decolonization; education; culture; identity.
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