Intercultural universities in Mexico: identity and inclusion

During the Fox sexenio (2000-2006) the Mexican state embarked on the Intercultural Universities (Universidades Interculturales) for mature and postsecondary students, in state-sponsored attempts to overcome the social and cultural exclusion of indigenous peoples in Latin America. This experiment offered a unique opportunity to explore what is meant by a concept, interculturalidad, which has become steadily more prominent in Latin America, coming almost to replace that of multiculturalism. This Mexican initiative offers an insight into the meanings of the term in the context of state-run institutions.

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