According to the author: "the crisis of modernity has led to a crisis in education; and by no means can this crisis be tackled in a unique or uniform way. Every context has to respond to the demands of change that are requested. If education is conceived as the key tool for social transformation, its role in promoting new civilization models cannot be neglected. One way of overcoming the crisis may be by reflecting about the symbol, its presence in art and religion, areas that may promote new elements for a future humanization." Then, in the article, from a critical pespective, the author enfatizes the role of Latin America a leader for a "different" kind of change, a change based on the cultural latinamerican ethos. The author quotes Edgar Morin, and mentions the need of a plural education that favours democracy, based on Human Rights. However, although he mentions universal aspects, he does not mention a planetary citizenship and he criticizes the european model.