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WERA Sponsors Invited Symposium at SIEP Conference in Peru

The World Education Research Association (WERA) sponsored an invitational Symposium at the Peruvian Educational Research Society´s (SIEP in Spanish) II National Educational Research Seminar, which was held in Trujillo, Peru, on September 2-4, 2010.

The WERA Symposium "Educational Research for Indigenous and Afrodescendant People,” chaired by Juan Ansion (President of SIEP), included Martin Nakata (Australian Association for Research in Education; AARE), Denise Botelho (Brazilian Black Researchers Association; ABPN in Portuguese), Sylvia Schmelkes (Mexican Council of Education Research; COMIE in Spanish) and Madeleine Zuñiga (SIEP in Spanish).

The invited speakers, representatives of WERA member institutions, presented: Martin Nakata: "The Cultural Interface”; Denise Botelho: "Anti-racist Education: A Path for Decolonization. Brazilian Considerations”; Sylvia Schmelkes: "Educational Research and Education in and for Cultural Diversity”; and Madeleine Zuñiga: "Ethnographic Research: Looking from Inside into Classroom Interculturalism”.

Spanish edition

Portuguese edition




Left to right: Patricia Ames (SIEP member who helped with Martin Nakata´s translation), Martin Nakata (AARE), Juan Ansion (SIEP), Denise Botelho (ABPN), Sylvia Schmelkes (COMIE), and Madeleine Zúniga (SIEP).


WERA Presentations:

Martin Nakata: Presentation Slides

Martin Nakata: AJIE Article


Denise Botelho: Presentation Slides


Sylvia Schmelkes: Presentation Slides






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