Ethnography as an Investigative and Didactic Tool for the Recovery of Oral Memory of Bilingual Intercultural Schools in the Ecuadorian Sierra

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General objective Apply ethnography as a methodological strategy that allows collecting oral memory of Bilingual Intercultural Education in Ecuador Justification The Bilingual Intercultural Education career has worked from its origin with the indigenous population of the central and northern highlands of Ecuador, therefore the majority of its students have been part of intercultural bilingual school projects of great importance during the 20th century in Ecuador, from which there is little information about its founding history, as well as its operation and repercussions in the communities, currently with the educational reforms at the state level many of these schools are being closed and unified in institutions called "Millennium Units", which is bringing some consequences such as the dismantling of communities and school dropout, among others, therefore it is important to recover the memory of these schools and the people who have been part of this process, ethnography then becomes a tool that allows make an approach to the students with the beginning of the EIB in their communities cities and cities of origin, and also provides tools to students for their training as teachers and researchers. As well as the final project of the Intercultural Bilingual Pedagogy course corresponding to the second semester, it has been proposed to carry out a small ethnography in which information is retrieved about schools and EIB experiences in the area where the student is located, an activity that has generated interest both in the information obtained as a learning space of the research process, by using different tools such as interviews, field diary, among others for the writing of a final report. Therefore, for the present investigation, it is proposed to systematize the information obtained in these works and organize by support center taking into account the particularities of each process in the north, south and east. Finally, with this work, it is proposed to carry out activities with students such as conversations about the experience carried out and an article that reflects the research process with undergraduate students, the use of ethnography as a research and didactic tool and the importance of memory recovery. of bilingual intercultural education in Ecuador.
Effective start/end date22/01/1822/01/19


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