Indigenous Education Policy, Equity, and Intercultural Understanding in Latin America

  • Regina Cortina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Policy Changes and Education Quality

  3. Intercultural Education in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Verónica Vázquez-Zentella, Teresa Verónica Pérez García, Frida Díaz Barriga Arceo
      Pages 53-71
  4. Intercultural Dialogue Beyond the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Víctor E. Llanque Zonta, Verónica S. Tejerina Vargas
      Pages 103-119
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-148

About this book


This book is a comparative study of educational policies over the past two decades in Latin America. These policies, enacted through constitutional reforms, sought to protect the right of Indigenous peoples to a culturally inclusive education. The book assesses the impact of these policies on educational practice and the on-going challenges that countries still face in delivering an equitable and culturally responsive education to Indigenous children and youth. The chapters, each written by an expert in the field, demonstrate how policy changes are transforming education systems in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Going beyond the classroom, they highlight the significance of these reforms in promoting intercultural dialogue in Latin American societies. 


Indigenous Education Rights Intercultural Bilingual Education Intercultural Higher Education Indigenous Youth Latin America Mexico Peru Bolivia education education policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Regina Cortina
    • 1
  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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