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Revista iberoamericana de educación superior

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MARTINEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Dianelkys. Community Socio-cultural Work: The Mission of Higher Education. Rev. iberoam. educ. super [online]. 2019, vol.10, n.28, pp.187-206. ISSN 2007-2872.

Raising the impact of higher education on the social order is a priority of the new millennium for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Synergy between the processes of training, research and university extension is becoming increasingly necessary for the transformation of unsustainable socio-cultural realities. One of the purposes of this article is to analyze the theoretical-methodological contributions that support the educational mission of higher education for sustainable development. In the exploratory phase, the literature review was carried out from the categories: University-Society Link and University-Community Link. Subsequently, the criteria of Grounded Theory were used to deepen the main theoretical findings. In the analysis, the term community socio-cultural work is defended and four principles are presented that allow us to reflect on the qualitative leap required by educational practices at this level by 2030.

Keywords : higher education; society; sustainable development; culture; community development.

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