Formación docente y saberes locales: una mirada desde la ruralidad. Venezuela

Teacher's education in Latin American countries is surrounded by complexity and contradiction. Teachers reproduce continuously and mostly unconsciously modern knowledge inherited of western culture. However, the context of educational activity exhibits great richness, which has been accumul...

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Autor Principal: Núñez, Jesús
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Educación (CIDE) 2007
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Acceso en línea: http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/EDUCARE/article/view/1373
http://hdl.handle.net/11056/5235
Sumario: Teacher's education in Latin American countries is surrounded by complexity and contradiction. Teachers reproduce continuously and mostly unconsciously modern knowledge inherited of western culture. However, the context of educational activity exhibits great richness, which has been accumulated from the wisdom of people ignored in the curricula of formal educational programs. The article proposes the urgent need of giving social and cultural relevance to the knowledge that is being taught in schools. Two key aspects are proposed: first, giving academic status to local knowledge, powered by the emerging episteme of the crisis of modernity; and second, the necessity of establishing an intercultural dialog between local and universal knowledge, in order to take advantage of its strengths, assuming a synergic posture about human knowledge.