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MUNOZ CRUZ, Héctor. Public policy and school indigenous education. Cad. CEDES [online]. 1999, vol.19, n.49, pp. 39-61. ISSN 0101-3262.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32621999000200005.

The education of the indigenous students, in any of its modalities, however, hasn't got the status of the main issue in the present Mexican society, though it has obtained great presence in the political activity and in the cultural scenarios. Though political debate is incapable to connect the educative development with political and economic reforms, that today divide deeply the Mexican nation however, they don't visualize the structural changes corresponding to a State that coherently assumes its ethnic diversity. Since the educational system, the demands about bilingual education and cultural multiplicity have shown much less influence than the modernization doctrine from basic education and less interesting that the struggle for the hegemony from such pedagogical paradigms in the high rankings of the Educational Institutions. Summarizing, the indo-mexican schools and communities should regain their education, at the same time that they need participation and decision capacity to tackle the government institutions.

Keywords : Educação bilingüe-intercultural; políticas de educação indígena; educação oficial; educação indo-americana; povos indígenas do México.

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