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Eldris Con Aguilar

PhD candidate / Guest Staff Member

Dr. E.O. Con Aguilar
+31 71 527 5261


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman; Co-supervisor: Dr. Monique van den Dries.

The PhD research conducted by Eldris Con Aguilar, studies from a pedagogical perspective the present situation of teaching indigenous heritage in today’s Caribbean society. She explores teachers’ knowledge about this topic from an ethnographic approach: fieldwork, interviews and surveys with teachers and stakeholders have been conducted for her research.

In addition, practical experiences have been organised with the school communities to gain insights of the subject of indigenous heritage from a teachers’ perspective including their knowledge about content, instructional strategies, curriculum, school content and students’ learning understandings.
To understand the realities of Caribbean countries in the matter of cultural heritage, Eldris explores educational policies and the role that formal and informal educational initiatives have in raising awareness of the indigenous heritage in the main areas in which her study is conducted Dominican Republic, Dominica and Saint Kitts.

Her research includes partnerships with local institutions and members of the community and their contributions have been of great value for this study. Research in education can contribute in sharing knowledge with the school community and stakeholders about teaching & learning contents, practices and policies. This study will inform and provide insight into the present situation of indigenous history and heritage in both formal and informal educational settings.

Curriculum vitae

Eldris Con Aguilar holds a Bachelor degree with Cum Laude Honours in Education (Social Studies: History and Geography) from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela (2011) and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies; with a specialisation in modern history from Leiden University (2012). As extracurricular activities during her undergraduate studies in Venezuela she was an instructor in theatre workshops for primary schools as member of the university’s theatre group. Her research interests are teacher education, public policies, community participation, heritage and cultural identity.

PhD candidate / Guest Staff Member

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Caribbean and Amazonia

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.10



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