Aims & Scope

RUNAS. Journal of Education & Culture (ISSN 2737-6230) is edited by CICSHAL-RELIGACIÓN. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de América Latina, a  CLACSO center associated

The journal seeks to publish articles related to education and culture around the world, in terms of reality, since these fields are interrelated as key elements of the development of peoples that, under the effects of globalization in the 21st century, have become key elements for the consolidation of civilizational change. Hence the journal's desire to explore the different aspects of education and culture as reflections of the civilizational crisis. 

RUNAS, is a word that comes from the Kichwa language of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador, is used to refer to human beings



Public policies of education | Gender and education | Intercultural learning | Training, teaching, and learning | Educational Technology | Teacher Education | Educational evaluation and assessment | Educational systems | Cultural Studies | Political Culture | Ethnicity and culture | Language and culture | Popular culture | Visual media and society | Communication and culture | Globalization and Environment |


We welcome contributions from researchers, academics, and young students with a critical, contextual vision that contributes to the dissemination of the reality of the fields described, mainly in peripheral countries, and their reflection on the alternatives/possibility of liberation.


All manuscripts submitted are subject to an initial evaluation by the Editors of the journal and, if considered related to the subject matter of the journal or dossier, will be sent for peer review by independent/external and anonymous expert referees (double blind peer review). The Editor/res in chief will make the final decision based on the reviewers' reports.

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Accepted languages for publication: Spanish, English or Portuguese


Journal's history

'Oh, poor runas! How it tears my soul to see them work!

This was the expression of Monsignor Leonidas Proaño (Ecuadorian religious, close to liberation theology, who worked with the indigenous sectors of Chimborazo, Ecuador) when he saw the degree of misery and exploitation to which the runes (a Kichwa word for men, human beings) of the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador, were subjected. They lived like animals, in holes in the ground exclusively, humiliated and held as a labor force.

Proaño dedicated his life to transforming that reality, mainly through literacy and education work, as well as the study of their culture and economics.

This journal seeks to preserve this spirit of Proaño and to examine education with a critical, contextual vision that contributes to the diffusion of the reality of this field in peripheral countries and its possibility of liberation.