Cuernavaca, Morelos. April 05, 2011.

Dear Colleagues:

As editor of the Revista Interamericana de Educación para la Democracia/ International Journal of Education for Democracy (RIED/IJED) it is my pleasure to invite you to send in any of your research articles dealing with the subject of interculturality in education for democracy. The subject we are especially interested in is education in indigenous communities in America and the questions surrounding it, such as curriculum designs, the state government and Educational Ministry’s attitudes and decrees, analysis on the relationship between a democratic education and the processes of curriculum and professor selection.

The concept of interculturality refers to the mingling of two diverse cultures and the co-existence between them with the hope of a beneficial and fruitful exchange. With this concept in mind, we are looking for articles that address the current issues of education for indigenous communities.

This of course, is a fragile subject. Interculturality clashes with the current issue of acculturation, which is the coming together of two cultures but one resulting more dominant than the other. It is present in governmental approaches to education. However, specialists have found that citizenship and citizenship education is one of the stands from which indigenous communities could work for change without the initial mindset of overruling one culture with the other, but rather finding a way to co-exist, always respecting the other’s values and history.

If you are interested, please visit the journal’s official website where you will find more detailed information on the extension and the style in which you can send your contributions.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Medardo Tapia Uribe


Head Researcher

Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research

National Autonomous University of Mexico (CRIM, UNAM)