Indigenous land education for self-determination: co-designing sustainable futures in Chiapas

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


This project will support an ongoing partnership between the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and El Consejo Nacional de Fomento Educativo (CONAFE). Faculty from CEHD will collaborate with CONAFE staff and two identified Indigenous community schools (El Cacao and Palenque) located in Chiapas, Mexico, to co-design a culturally-responsive evaluation tool of land-based educational practices. This co-designed project will include continued assistance in the development and pedagogy of land and family-based curriculum or temas, qualitative data collection (storymapping, educational walks and conversational field inquiry) needed for an emic design of measurement constructs, and the development and pilot of a tool to evaluate educational outcomes and practices. The team will explore Indigenous land education as a mechanism to achieve outcomes related to SDGs #3, #4 and #15.
Effective start/end date1/1/231/1/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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