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ERIC Number: EJ1216493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2407-9898
Equity, Diversity and Internationalization in Indigenous and Intercultural Higher Education in Latin America
Aupetit, Sylvie Didou
Athens Journal of Education, v2 n3 p245-256 Aug 2015
A central innovation in Latin America with regard to higher education consisted in the opening of institutions and programs of higher education aimed at vulnerable populations due to insufficient income, restricted access to welfare services and/or ethnic origin. In this paper, we will analyze questions raised by the education of young native people by intercultural, indigenous and conventional institutions and the role of international organisms in their promotion at regional level. We will examine programs aimed at the redistribution of opportunities and the biases involved not only in their establishment and consolidation but also in their interaction with local, national and international organizations located in the field of indigenous higher education. After analyzing the context and the components of relevant initiatives, we will present some results of interviews conducted with some 80 indigenous graduates in Mexico in order to identify the issues linked, from the perspective of the beneficiaries, with their training paths, their professional and existential trajectories as well as their ethnic commitments.
Athens Institute for Education & Research. 8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, Athens 10671, Greece. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; South America
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A