The (im)possibilities of education in Amazonia: assessing the resilience of intercultural bilingual education in the midst of multiple crises

Tuija Veintie, Johanna Hohenthal, Katy Betancourt Machoa, Sirén Anders

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Transition to distant education modality due to Covid-19 pandemic raised concerns about widening educational inequalities worldwide. This article examines Amazonian Indigenous youths’ access to upper secondary schooling in Ecuador and the resilience of the Intercultural Bilingual Education system in the face of global health emergency with other concurrent crises. The majority of students and teachers in the studied schools lack access to online education opportunities, while self-study guides proved to be a feasible way to continue studying. This study demonstrates the weak response of the state, highlights Indigenous community resilience and concludes with Indigenous visions for future education.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDiaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Global Development Studies

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