The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education examines policy and practice from around the world, with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. This growing and significant area of research reflects the ever-increasing expectation that not only should schools accept all students, but that they should be able to provide each student with a high-quality educational and social experience. This Handbook sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This an ideal text for students, academics and researchers in the field of education, as well as those involved in policy-making, or those teaching in classrooms today. Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education; Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems; and Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts.
Chapter 37: The Evolution of Inclusive Education in Mexico: Policy, Settings, Achievements and Perspectives
The Evolution of Inclusive Education in Mexico: Policy, Settings, Achievements and Perspectives
Mexico is a large and rich country with profound inequalities. The total population is almost 120 million inhabitants (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía [INEGI], 2015). Of these, 46.3% live in poverty and 7.6% live in extreme poverty (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social [CONEVAL], 2016). People with disabilities represent 6% of the total population and people from original ethnic groups, 6.5% (INEGI, 2014). According to recent data, inequalities in education mostly affect people in small, rural and ...