Eco-cultural Pluralism in Ecuadorian Amazonia Project

  • Pinto Torres, Nathaly (Project Member)
  • Minoia, Paula, University of Helsinki (Principal investigator)
  • Hohenthal, Johanna (Project Member)
  • Veintie, Tuija, University of Helsinki (Project Member)
  • Machoa, Katy, Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Project Member)
  • Tapia, Andrés , Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Project Member)
  • Arias Gutiérrez, Ruth Irene, Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Project Member)
  • Gutiérrez Valerio, Rosaura, Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Project Member)
  • Espinosa, Mayra, Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Project Member)

Project Details

Description

This project expands the Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ensure quality education for all, through an attempt to promote recognition of eco-cultural pluralism and inclusion of indigenous pedagogies as part of quality education in Ecuadorian Amazonia. Inclusion of ecological aspects is important because indigenous groups have strong connections to land and natural resources that are currently threatened by illegal logging, oil extraction and climate change. Defending eco-cultural pluralism means protecting both the natural environment and indigenous peoples from poverty and the risk of cultural disappearance. The project studies indigenous young people’s spatio-temporal accessibility to upper secondary schools and tertiary education; realization of eco-cultural diversity and sumak kawsay or buen vivir principles in upper secondary education; indigenous students’ transition to tertiary education or working life; and politics of intercultural education.
Short titleGoal 4+
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/03/201828/02/2022