Interculturality and Internationalization Approaches from Latin America

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Maria Julieta Abba
Danilo R. Streck

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The article aims to analyze the constructs of interculturality and internationalization based on a theoretical framework that is rooted in sociology and political economics (internationalization) and in sociology and decolonial studies (interculturality) and to understand the contributions of critical interculturality to the development of an alternative notion of educational internationalization. Methodologically, this work is constituted as a qualitative study, of the descriptive and exploratory type, using bibliographic sources. In the first and second part of the article, the main approaches and debates about interculturality internationalization of higher education that take place in Latin America, are discussed. In a third part, these two approaches are analyzed in dialogue, emphasizing similarities between them. Finally, the main contributions of critical interculturality to the development of an alternative process of educational internationalization are presented, highlighting the importance of prioritizing inclusion, of establishing relationships under conditions of equity and an expanded epistemic field.

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Abba, M. J., & Streck, D. R. (2019). Interculturality and Internationalization: Approaches from Latin America. SFU Educational Review, 12(3), 110-126. https://doi.org/10.21810/sfuer.v12i3.1020
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Maria Julieta Abba, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

PhD in Education from Unisinos University (Brazil). Postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate School of Education of the Unisinos University (Brazil). Member of the Center for International Studies in Education (CEIE). Interested in the area of Education, with emphasis on internationalization of higher education, comparative education and regional integration. 

Danilo R. Streck, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

Doctor of Education from Rutgers University. Visiting scholar at the Latin American Center, UCLA, and at Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Professor at the Graduate School of Education of the Unisinos University (Brazil). Recent research projects focus on popular education, Latin American pedagogy, pedagogical mediations in participatory social processes, participatory research methodologies and comparative education.  Editor in chief of the International Journal of Action Research. E-mail: dstreck@unisinos.br or streckdr@gmail.com