For many initiatives, prioritizing education and technical training within their overall development programs is key for building self-sustainability, but not enough. It is needed that these education and technical trainings help it in assuring pluralistic relevance, creating integral responses and building equitable ownership. In that sense, many have found answers in the principles of what is known as the Intercultural Education Model, which:
- Highlights the importance of the schools’ ♣ co-management of the whole educational process with the authorities, the learners, the parents, the teachers, the community members and other stakeholders;
- Recognizes the contribution of both, the global and the local systems of knowledge, contextualizing and globalizing not only the informational basis of education, but also its intended development impact — and empowering children so that they can choose their future from a real diversity of options, either within or outside their communities.
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