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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

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Abstract

RAMIREZ VALVERDE, Benito; BUSTILLOS IBARRA, Odilia Sujey  and  JUAREZ SANCHEZ, Pedro. High Education from the perspective of the students of two intercultural universities. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2018, vol.9, n.17, pp.639-664. ISSN 2007-7467.  http://dx.doi.org/10.23913/ride.v9i17.401.

In Mexico, the intercultural universities have been recently created as an expression of the new educational model. The aim of this study is to know the opinion of the students of these institutions regarding the progress of their academic program, their learning in comparison to conventional universities and their laboral expectatives. A statistical sample was carried in two institutions: The Intercultural University of the State of Puebla, where 64 students were interviewed and the Autonomous Indigenous University of Mexico 97. The results show that the majority of the students are from the regions where both universities are located most of them of indigenous origin and they consider their families live in conditions of poverty. A scholarship is the main source of support for studying and the main cause of withdrawal are the poor economic conditions. Most of the students are satisfied with the education received in the intercultural universities, they even think they are better educated than those students for conventional universities. Students from indigenous universities also consider to have better labor opportunities. It is remarkable the interest showed by the students in rescuing the language and culture of the indigenous group and how they link with the community.

Keywords : intercultural education; high education; indigenous; university outreach.

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