Cultural relativism, ethnocentrism and interculturality in education and society in general

Miguel Alejandro Cruz Pérez., Mónica Dayana Ortiz Erazo., Fanny Yantalema Morocho and Paola Cecilia Orozco Barreno

Faced with the existence of a globalized society, three manifestations can appear that diminish a convenient interpersonal communication between human beings of different cultures, it is cultural relativism, ethnocentrism and interculturality, often shown as confronted and paradoxical. In the present article we try to prove that ethnocentrism and cultural relativism can be the effect of a radical cultural interculturality. Terms are exposed as to why both should be avoided and a non-radical sense of cultural relativism and interculturality that would promote adequate perception of other cultures, related aspects of morality and multiculturalism are exposed, so this manuscript aims to analyze the theoretical referents of cultural relativism, ethnocentrism and interculturality as a source and alternative to promote better education and society in general, orienting them towards a better relationship and cultural interpretation among people of different cultures, in such a way manifesting to the teacher of today and going to the interpersonal qualities of the society of non-exclusion to others.

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