Bolivia: New Education Act Enacted To Decolonize Education

 

Translated from Spanish, Original Below

 

President Evo Morales promulgated the Law 070, New Education Act, to "decolonize" the Bolivian education, make it more multicultural and encourage respect for Mother Earth.

 

The educational reform designed an education in accordance with the new constitution which enshrines a multicultural perspective and puts more emphasis on bilingualism, announced Education Minister, Roberto Aguilar.

 

It further states that education "is unitary, public, universal, democratic, participatory, community, decolonization and quality." It is "intracultural, intercultural and multilingual education system-wide."

 

The new curriculum will be changed to promote one of Morales' favorite themes: the defense of Mother Earth against climate change.

 

In this regard, Morales stressed that educators must fight for the liberation of Bolivia "in the ethical, cultural and ecological what is at risk because humanity as the planet Earth is threatened. "

 

"The teacher must be the soldier of the liberation of Bolivia, in the ethical, cultural and ecological what is at risk because humanity is in danger because the planet Earth," he said at the signing ceremony of the law.

 

For its part, the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) considered the enactment of the Act as a historical fact and content of their processing.

 

The unionist Apaza Bruno said: "The responsibility for education is no longer just the teachers and the state, but of the entire Bolivian society."

 

In turn, said, "is the first to be built in a participatory manner, not only with teachers but with all social sectors, economic and political factors that have to do with education."

 

Source: Servindi

 

Spanish Original

 

Bolivia: Promulgan nueva Ley Educativa para descolonizar la educación

 

El presidente Evo Morales promulgó la Ley 070, nueva Ley Educativa, para “descolonizar” la educación boliviana, hacerla más pluricultural y fomentar el respeto a la Pachamama”.

 

La reforma educativa diseña una educación acorde con la nueva Constitución que consagra un Estado pluricultural y pone más énfasis en el bilingüismo, anunció el ministro de Educación, Roberto Aguilar.

 

Además, establece que la educación “es unitaria, pública, universal, democrática, participativa, comunitaria, descolonizadora y de calidad”. Asimismo, es “intracultural, intercultural y plurilingüe en todo el sistema educativo”.

 

El currículo que recién será cambiado promoverá una de las temáticas preferidas del presidente Morales: la defensa de la Madre Tierra frente al cambio climático.

 

Al respecto, Morales enfatizó que el educador debe luchar por la liberación de Bolivia “en lo ético, cultural y en lo ecológico porque está en riesgo la humanidad, ya que peligra el planeta Tierra”.

 

“El maestro debe ser el soldado de la liberación boliviana, en lo ético, cultural y en lo ecológico porque está en riesgo la humanidad, porque peligra el planeta Tierra”, dijo el mandatario en la ceremonia de promulgación de la ley.

 

Por su parte, la Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) consideró la promulgación de la Ley como un hecho histórico por su elaboración y contenido.

 

El sindicalista Bruno Apaza indicó que “la responsabilidad de la educación ya no será sólo de los maestros y del Estado, sino de toda la sociedad boliviana”.

 

A su vez, destacó que “es la primera vez que se construye en forma participativa, no sólo con los maestros sino con el conjunto de sectores sociales, económicos y políticos que tienen que ver con la educación”.




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