[English title: Curricular reform and Venezuelas Bolivarian education: a world-systems perspective]. This paper reviews some of the major global tendencies in curricular reforms to establish the world-system level context in which the contemporary process in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located. Drawing on Immanuel Wallerstein's world-systems analysis, we then argue for the need to re-think I un-think dominant conceptions of universal knowledge. That is, we argue for a national curriculum project that overcomes the historical separation between science and the humanities and holds, as a foundational principle, the search for the truth and the good. The paper concludes by acknowledging the importance of a world-systems perspective in order to better understand and intervene in curricular debate.