New Visions for Preschool Inclusive Education in Mexico

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Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 5)

Abstract

In the last two decades, the Mexican government has made various legal reforms regarding the provision of special education services and the scope of preschool mandatory education. The General Education Law issued in 1993 that replaced the previous Federal Education Law, made explicit the non-exclusion of students with disabilities from attending and participating in general education settings. In 2002, the Mexican government amended Article 3 of the Constitution and mandated that all children ages three to five years old be provided with a preschool education. These changes have provided the momentum and legal basis for the transformation of educational rights and services to preschool children with special educational needs.

This chapter discusses the impact of these legal changes in the Mexican Educational System, describes the current status of special education services provided at the preschool level (ages three to five years), and outlines some of the challenges for the education of young children with special educational needs in this country.

Keywords

Special Education Basic Education Inclusive Education Preschool Education Special Education Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Disability and Psychoeducational StudiesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of PsychologyUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan LuisMexico

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