On pluralism, tolerance and truth: epistemological and ethical dialog for intercultural education

Although very diferent from one another, the concepts of multiculturalism and interculturality have grown in importance in the educational discourse. Several studies have brought such concepts closer to the curriculum field, the pedagogical practice and popular education. To contribute to the debate on the foundations of education, this work focuses on two theoretical approaches regarding ethical and epistemological issues. This is intended to reframe the intercultural perspective, in education, with an emphasis on the concepts of truth, pluralism and tolerance through a dialogue between Karl Popper and Norberto Bobbio. Based on the former, this paper shows how the concept of truth can help us understand a proposal for intercultural education, while the later allows it to advance from epistemological issues to some of the ethical challenges faced by pluralism and tolerance in the pedagogical practice.

Intercultural education; Tolerance; Karl Popper; Norberto Bobbio


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