Interculturalism, Democracy and Values Training in Mexico

The following essay analyzes the changes which are necessary within the education system and the curricula since Mexico defined itself, constitutionally, a pluricultural country in 1992. The main proposal consists in the introduction of an intercultural approach on education for indigenous peopl...

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Main Author: Schmelkes del Valle, Silvia
Format: Online
Language:spa
eng
Published: REDIE es una publicación del Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo (IIDE). 2009
Online Access:https://redie.uabc.mx/index.php/redie/article/view/233
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Summary:The following essay analyzes the changes which are necessary within the education system and the curricula since Mexico defined itself, constitutionally, a pluricultural country in 1992. The main proposal consists in the introduction of an intercultural approach on education for indigenous people as well as the general population. After revising the situation of inequality in education for indigenous peoples, it is suggested to fight educational and value imbalance from the perspective of education. As far as the indigenous people are concerned, national education objectives must be achieved timely, as well as full bilinguism, knowledge and valorization of culture. In regard to general population, including the indigenous peoples, this essay identifies three stages: knowledge about diversity, respect for diversity and diversity appreciation.