Revista Integra Educativa
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SARZURI-LIMA, Marcelo and VIANA, Jorge. Debatir sobre lo escrito Diagnóstico sobre la concepción de interculturalidad en los funcionarios de la Alcaldía de la ciudad de La Paz. Rev. de Inv. Educ., Jan. 2010, vol.3, no.1, p.83-108. ISSN 1997-4043.
This work is based on a questionnaire given to 650 public employees of the City Government of La Paz from September 7 to September 25, 2009, as part of a series of conferences given at III-CAB on "Interculturality and the New Constitution". This is not a description of the data, but rather we rely on statistical tools to build a theoretical framework that helps us understand the perceptiíon on what is vinterculturar and vmultinationar as seen in the survey responses. Initially we analyze the most frequent uses of the concept of vinterculturality' among government officials, as they are a representative group of the middle class, therefore they carry all of the prejudices of what is Bolivian; next, an attempt is made to understand the reasonings behind the responses to the diagnostic survey. Emphasis is set on the concept of the Andean-colonial-mestizo discourses of resistance to the social, economic and political process that Bolivia is undergoing, all the elements come together in the analysis of perceptions of development held by public officials, and the bureaucracy as a social group relevant to a modern liberal-state structure.
Keywords: interculturality; public official; mestizo; plurinational state.
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