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Indigenous childhood and education : a shared challenge

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Abstract: The situation of indigenous children in the Mesoamerican region (Mexico–Guatemala) is more complicated than the well-organised official statistics implies. The data gives us a glimpse of the general panorama; however, in order to adequately understand the complexity of the situation and what the figures really mean, we need to delve into the lives of indigenous children and their families. It is quite common that understanding gained by organisations involved in education is used within their immediate sphere but is not shared and communicated more widely. Because of this and in order to address the observed similarities in the life styles of indigenous children in the region, we have formed the Grupo de Trabajo Infancia Indígena y Educación (Working Group for Indigenous Children and Education) composed of various organisations and social investigators working for children’s rights and the improvement of their social conditions.
Authors: Dávila Madrid, K.L. , Figueroa Fuentes, P.
Country: Guatemala , Mexico
Category: Practice
End Page: 42
Serial number: 108
ISSN: 1387-9553
Volume: June
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , indigenous peoples , human rights , education
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2007
Region: Central America
Right: © 2007 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 39
Title: Indigenous childhood and education : a shared challenge