Educación Superior y Pueblos Indígenas en el Contexto del Covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: Higher Education and Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Covid-19

Luis Fernando Garces Velasquez, Diana Yaneth Avila Camargo, Carlos Bustos, Josemar De Campos Maciel, Lenir Gomes Ximenes, Gustavo Gonzalez, Juan Sebastian Granda Merchan, Andrea Lopez, Eva Maria Luiz Ferreira, Simona Mayo, Cecilia Millan, Jose Francisco Sarmento Nogueira, Leandro Skowronski, Pablo Xavier Vasquez Padilla

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The structural inequality that characterizes the countries of Latin America worsened in the context of the socio-sanitary crisis caused by COVID-19 and revealed, once again, that it is the indigenous peoples who reach the highest rates of poverty and exclusion. In the same way, the transition from face-to-face to virtual education, with the implied connectivity inequities, meant a critical process for the indigenous populations of the continent. This fact affected the educational system in general, and higher education was not left out of it. The book is the result of research carried out by the Interculturality Network of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) and was developed by three Salesian universities in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. The impact that COVID-19 had on indigenous students and the way in which both students and the respective institutions responded to the socio-sanitary crisis were investigated. Through statistical information, focus groups, interviews, and documentary recovery, it realizes the efforts made to overcome the inequities that the pandemic exacerbated. The results also guide the future challenges that higher education institutions that have as an option the attention to indigenous peoples and nationalities will have to face.
Translated title of the contributionHigher Education and Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Covid-19
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages177
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-773-7
StatePublished - 30 Jan 2023


  • Anthropology
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Covid-19
  • Culture
  • Ecuador

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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