Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter  
Home Home   About PVAngels   Get Involved   Local News   Event Calendar   Add a Charity   Partners for Change   Contact Us      Search Search PVAngels 

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Politics
Issues &
Opinions
Business &
Finance
Health &
Evironment
Lifestyle &
Entertainment
Travel &
Outdoors
Science &
Technology

Mexico's Indigenous Demand Education in Their Language, Respect for Their Culture

Laura Poy Solano - La Jornada
go to original
December 27, 2014



Indigenous communities in 19 states spoke out to ask why their native language, history and ancestral values are not a priority in the Mexican education system. As such, they are demanding teachers who speak their language and who know the content they teach, so that evaluation can take into account their socio-cultural characteristics.

Students and parents demand schools that are secure and equipped, with capable teachers who don’t rotate and who maintain an ethical classroom. Also, they demand that classes include the diversity and richness of their culture.

According to the results of the prior, free and informed Consultation of indigenous populations, carried out by the National Institute for Education (INEE) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), among the main conclusions is the demand among indigenous communities that schools speak their language and preserve and promote its use.

The consultation was applied for the first time in Mexico and Latin America, carried out in 49 localities of 19 states, and in 31 languages, with the collaboration of the National Teachers College (UPN). Its objective was to know how different indigenous communities define good teaching and teaching practice, as well as the contents and types of evaluation that they think should be applied in schools.

The results, presented at a meeting behind closed doors, to which the media was not invited, showed that the methods that would improve indigenous schooling are: an improvement in the school environment, the teaching of values and, above all, the teaching of native languages.

Read the rest at Mexico Voices

Translated by Roxy Thompson

Mexico Voices is a blogging endeavor aimed at raising the awareness of U.S. citizens regarding the destructive impact of the U.S. economic policy and the War on Drugs on Mexico — on its people, their economic and physical security and their human rights, on the nation’s dysfunctional justice system, and on the rule of law and Mexico’s fragile democracy. Visit the website at MexicoVoices.blogspot.mx.

  Check out Peyote People

  Check out The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival

  Check out Galeria Tanana


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!


Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests


How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

 

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change


About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta


News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos


Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness