Bolivia Hosts Cross-Cultural Education Symposium

La Paz, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is hosting the 1st International Symposium on Cross-Cultural Education of the Abya Ayala (Latin American) countries to analyze educational strategies for inclusion.

  Education Minister Roberto Aguilar said they would analyze in the meeting experiences, visions, and proposals regarding interculturalism and starting from that point, each country would turn those documents into educational policies for the region.

Experts and representatives of the Culture and Education ministries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala are participating in the symposium, which will conclude on Wednesday.

Haitian, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan representaitves are also attending the meeting.

UNESCO representative to Bolivia Firmin Matojo asserted that the symposium will allow making progress in creating a process of inclusion “that would meet the needs of all the countries’ cultures.”

“Cultural diversity is an aspect of the multilingual education, of the local language teaching to share experiences among different people, thus the importance of creating common projects in education and culture,” he explained.

Matoko highlighted the Bolivian educational policies, especially the government effort to declare the country free of illiteracy.

Source: Prensa Latina

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