Signed among the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the University of León (Spain) and the European Network of Universities SGroup in May 2015, the cooperation agreement contemplates the deployment of a programme for the continuous education of 840 teachers of the national school system on Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy. The programme was proposed to the Ministry of Education in 2014 by PRIMER initiative, following the needs manifested by the Ministry of Education regarding the capacity of the Ecuadorian school system with respect to the educational objectives contained in the 2008 Constitution of the Ecuadorian Republic and the subsequent National Plan for Good Living. In both cases boosting the quality of education constitutes a major commitment of the Andean country. The education programme adapts PRIMER own methodological and epistemological approach, as described in the IDS approach, to the general objective of creating appropriate learning contexts committed with creativity, inclusion, democratic participation, esteeming of the cultural diversity, the responsibility before the building of multicultural societies in harmony with its natural and human environment, as well as the usage and development of informational resources as common goods.
The seven courses integrating the programme aims at developing the different essential aspects of an intercultural education to meet the opportunities and challenges XXI century:
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