By Regina Cortina

This publication is a comparative learn of academic guidelines over the last 20 years in Latin the United States. those guidelines, enacted via constitutional reforms, sought to guard the correct of Indigenous peoples to a culturally inclusive schooling. The e-book assesses the effect of those regulations on academic perform and the on-going demanding situations that nations nonetheless face in offering an equitable and culturally responsive schooling to Indigenous young ones and formative years. The chapters, each one written through a professional within the box, display how coverage alterations are remodeling schooling platforms in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Going past the school room, they spotlight the importance of those reforms in selling intercultural discussion in Latin American societies.

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Seven teacher-training institutions for elementary school teachers in EIB exist in the highlands, but they are not fully utilized because of the low quality of primary and secondary education available for Indigenous students. The quality of the education provided at the primary and secondary levels impedes Indigenous students from gaining access to teacher-training institutions and becoming teachers. The lack of well-prepared Indigenous teachers has reduced the number of Indigenous teachers going on to teach in EIB schools (Cortina 2014).

The Inter-American Teacher Education Network facilitated contact with the ministries of education. Special thanks to Adriana Vilela, education specialist at OAS, for her support in arranging the emailing of the surveys through OAS. 2. For those interested in precise information on which constitutional article was reformed and which sections, as well as the text in Spanish, consult Cortina (2015). Comprehensive information is provided in that publication on the eight countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, HOW TO IMPROVE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN...

A b c In 2001, Mexico launched pre-service education for teachers using an intercultural pedagogical model. The system of intercultural universities comprises eleven universities created between 2004 and 2011. One distinctive characteristic is that intercultural universities are open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students through a program that respects and embodies the cultural and linguistic diversity of the regions and communities within Mexico where they are located. The eleven campuses are distributed throughout Mexico in areas with high densities of Indigenous communities.

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